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 May 2012 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Bill Maher Asks Supports Great Ape ProtectionBill Maher Asks Congress to Pass Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
Outspoken television host Bill Maher recently told Congress that “it’s time to get real about ending invasive experiments on chimpanzees.” Maher wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and asked him to help pass the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. Read letter >

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Nearly Half of Supermarket Chicken Tainted by FecesNearly Half of Supermarket Chicken Tainted by Feces
Nearly half the chicken products marketed by national brands and sold in supermarkets are contaminated with feces, according to a new PCRM report. Warning Label >


End lethal pig use in trauma trainingBillboard, Protest Urge End of Lethal Pig Use in Trauma Training
A bloody scalpel points to the words “Baystate Medical Center: Animal Cruelty Doesn’t Save Lives.” This PCRM billboard alerted Massachusetts drivers last month that Baystate should end the unnecessary use of live pigs in its trauma training program. View Billboard >

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Food for Life program launchesPCRM’s Food for Life Program Launches New Website
PCRM’s Food for Life program has an all-new website that’s helping improve diets from Maine to Spain. You can easily search for classes on child nutrition, the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart, and preventing and treating type 2 diabetes and cancer. The site also features instructor bios, nutrition news, and all the information you need to apply to teach these classes. Find a Class >


Use of cats in pediatrics trainingUse of Cats in Pediatrics Training Continues at University of Virginia
“End Cruel Live Animal Labs.” That’s one of the messages PCRM supporters and Virginia residents carried at a demonstration to end the use of live cats in the University of Virginia’s pediatrics residency program. Alternative >


Test your nutrition knowledgeFarm Bill Contributes to Health Hazards of Factory Farms
A recent PCRM Capitol Hill discussion highlighted public health and environmental hazards created by factory farm facilities and the need to address these problems in the upcoming Farm Bill. Hazards >


Amala AkkineniKickstart India Returns June 4: Register Today
Join thousands of people in India and around the world who will Kickstart their health beginning June 4! Kickstart India provides a research-based roadmap to jumpstart weight loss, boost your health, and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. And you'll have fun and enjoy tasty Indian foods along the way! Preview Video >


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