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PCRM Online June 2012

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 June 2012 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

ChimpanzeeUnlawful Chimpanzee Experiments at Bioqual
A Maryland laboratory is unlawfully placing chimpanzees in solitary confinement and using them in unnecessary experiments, argues a Petition for Enforcement Action PCRM recently filed with the federal government. Physical and Psychological Harm >

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End Presidential junk food photo opsPetition Needs 25,000 Signatures by Friday: End Presidential Junk-Food Photo Ops
Sign PCRM's petition asking the Obama administration to exclude hot dogs and other obesity- and cancer-causing foods from photo ops that feature the president and other government officials. Sign Petition >


End Use of Live Cats and Ferrets in Pediatrics Training ProgramsHelp End Use of Live Cats and Ferrets in Pediatrics Training Programs
Live cats can suffer severe pain during invasive procedures performed during the pediatrics residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Ferrets are used at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and are routinely killed after being used. PCRM recently filed federal complaints against both institutions. Take Action >


Scott Jurek for VegRUN plant-based trainingJoin PCRM’s New VegRUN Marathon Training Program
Vegan ultramarathoner Scott Jurek just released his book Eat&Run. He’s also a coach for PCRM’s new VegRUN fundraising program that offers a comprehensive plant-based training program for a half marathon and marathon. World-Class Athlete Coaches >


animals used in toxicity testingInternational Survey: What Influences Alternatives to Animal Toxicity Testing?
Millions of animals across the globe are used for toxicity testing. So initiatives to replace, reduce, and refine the use of animals must be coordinated on an international level. A new article in the journal ALTEX discusses international survey results of what influences alternatives to animal use in toxicity testing. Results >


Mallika Sherawat for Kickstart IndiaKickstart India: 21 Days of Low-Fat, Vegan Indian Recipes
As India doubles up on milk production, PCRM is challenging Indians to kick the dairy habit with the 21-Day Indian Vegan Kickstart. Sign Up >


Covance monkeyVictory! Covance’s Arizona Animal-Testing Facility Closes
Covance has raised the ire of doctors and animal advocates for its animal tests. And after just three years and ongoing scrutiny, it has been forced to close down its contentious facility in Chandler, Ariz. Thanks go to PCRM members who fought long and hard against the establishment of the Arizona laboratory. Dr. Barnard's Blog >


Kickstart IntensiveRegister Today for the Life-Changing Kickstart Intensive Program
Join PCRM and guest nutrition experts on 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 >


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North Dakota newspaper profiles PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D.

USA Today covers petition against presidential photo ops featuring obesity-causing foods

Massachusetts newspaper covers PCRM’s complaint against Harvard’s use of marmosets for experiments

PBS NewsHour covers PCRM’s chimpanzee protection campaign

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The Hill prints op-ed on the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act by PCRM director of government affairs Elizabeth Kucinich

The Washington Times prints op-ed on new tobacco animal tests that won’t protect human health by PCRM research fellow Bingxuan Wang, Ph.D.




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