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  February 2009 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Shelter Dog Surrendered Pet Dogs Killed in Trauma Training at University of Michigan, Live Pigs Killed in Fargo, N.D.
As recently as September, live dogs from shelters were cut open by physicians practicing emergency medical procedures at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. And on Feb. 2, live pigs were unlawfully killed after undergoing the same thing at MeritCare Medical Center in Fargo, N.D. Save these animals >

School Lunch Join the Healthy School Lunch Revolution!
Each school day, the government puts the health of students at risk with greasy hot dogs and fatty dairy products. You can change that: This spring, when the Child Nutrition Act, which regulates the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program, comes up for review, sign our petition urging Congress to give students more healthful vegetarian options. National security issue? >

Cut Above Award WinnerAn Inaugural Event: PCRM Honors 'Cut Above' Award Winners
In January, PCRM celebrated change: the growing number of schools embracing nonanimal alternatives to dissection. Thanks to revised policies, modern nonanimal learning methods, and innovative students and teachers, the national trend is toward humane alternatives to dissection. To honor this change, PCRM announced the winners of the inaugural 2009 Cut Above Awards for Dissection Alternatives. Wild frogs saved >

School Food Service Worker Cash Prizes for Vegetarian School Lunches
Do you know a student whose school serves veggie gumbo and jerk tofu? Or maybe your local school provides soymilk and rice milk at no cost to students. If you know food service professionals who have developed and implemented healthful and successful school lunch programs, nominate them for PCRM’s 2009 Golden Carrot Awards.Nearly $10,000 >

Christina Pirello Join PCRM for Sublime Send-Off
Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin—they all love Sublime restaurant’s eclectic cuisine and upbeat atmosphere. And this month you can find out why when you sample Sublime’s innovative concept in vegetarian cuisine at a PCRM benefit. Brady Bunch fave >


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PCRM in the News

North Dakota newspaper covers PCRM's campaign to end use of live pigs in ATLS course

The Michigan Daily runs editorial that raises doubts about university’s use of dogs

Today show quotes PCRM nutritionist Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., on vegetarian airport options

President Obama's chef cites PCRM in New York Times blog

Orange County Register covers the Cancer Project's Five Worst Super Bowl Party Foods report

PCRM Publications

The Michigan Daily prints letter from PCRM’s John Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., urging University of Michigan to stop killing dogs in trauma classes

American Diabetes Association’s 2009 Clinical Practice Recommendations promote plant-based diets, reference PCRM studies

The Oklahoman prints letter from PCRM nutritionist Kathryn Strong, M.S., R.D., urging reform of the Child Nutrition Act

The Times of Trenton prints letter by Cancer Project nutritionist Jennifer Reilly, R.D., praising vegetarian teens

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