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PCRM Online July 2012

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 July 2012 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

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Victory! Two More Medical Schools End Live Animal Labs

The Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Virginia finally ended the use of animals in the training of medical students. PCRM members and supporters made these victories possible, and with your help we will end the last five medical school animal laboratories. Take Action >

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Five “Healthy” Kids Meals as Unhealthy as Twinkies, Big Macs, Ba

Five “Healthy” Kids Meals as Unhealthy as Twinkies, Big Macs, Bacon
Fast-food chains including McDonald’s and Burger King announced plans last July to make kids meals healthier. But PCRM’s new Five Worst “Healthy” Fast-Food Kids Meals report found meals still alarmingly high in fat, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar. Nutrition Shockers >


Live Pigs Mutilated at Connecticut Hospital

Live Pigs Mutilated at Connecticut Hospital 
Live pigs are unlawfully used in trauma training classes at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, says PCRM and a group of Connecticut physicians in a criminal complaint filed last month. Take Action >

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Food for Life Summer Seminar

Food for Life Summer Seminar: Early-Bird Registration Ends July 10
PCRM’s Food for Life Summer Seminar is Aug. 10 in Washington, D.C. Join Neal Barnard, M.D., and other PCRM nutrition experts to learn more about the benefits of plant-based nutrition for children and for diabetes, cancer, and brain health. Only 50 Seats Available >


animals used in toxicity testing

PCRM Asks Cosmetics Companies to Come Clean About Animal Testing
Thousands of rabbits suffer excruciating skin irritation and corrosion tests for cosmetic products and their ingredients each year. The Come Clean campaign asks companies to reveal if they perform these tests, so PCRM can help them transition to superior, cruelty-free alternatives. Alternatives >


Kickstart IntensiveRegister Today for the Life-Changing Kickstart Intensive Program
Join PCRM and guest nutrition experts Oct. 4-6 in Washington, D.C., for the Kickstart Intensive. Three days of sessions will provide in-depth nutrition information, cooking demonstrations, community support, plenty of inspiration, and time for Q-and-A. Register >


cats used in dissectionMugging for Facebook with a Dead Cat: Dissection Brings out the Worst in California Students
At PCRM, we have long shared the concern that dissection labs in schools promote callousness toward animals. Ample proof of this recently showed up on Facebook posts from students at Newport Harbor High School in California. Dr. Barnard's Blog >


Join Alec Baldwin and PCRMJoin Alec Baldwin and PCRM for Cocktails, Compassion, and Conversation
Join PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., for one of our summer celebrations that start July 6 with a Kickstart the World event in San Diego. Then we head to San Francisco on July 8 for dinner at the renowned vegan restaurant Millennium. Summer ends in style with cocktails, compassion, and conversation with Alec Baldwin in the Hamptons on Aug. 25. RSVP Today >


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