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|How You Can Help Reform the March of Dimes|
1. Tell other people about the March of Dimes! Most people are not aware that the charity wastes their charitable donations on cruel and useless experimentation. One way you can easily raise awareness is to write letters: to the editor, to a celebrity spokesperson, and/or to any company in your community that suppor
|March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions|
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions Animal Welfare 1. Does the March of Dimes still fund shocking animal experiments? 2. Is there any evidence for the poor treatment of animals in March of Dimes experiments? 3. How can there be any pain or suffe
|PCRM Confronts the Military’s Deadly Use of Animals for Medical Training|
For the soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division, it must have been a gruesome experience. Earlier this year, instructors with the division’s 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team shot a group of pigs at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks. They then instructed soldiers to practice treating the animals’ wounds.
Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act gained more support in the 112th Congress than any previous session with a hearing and vote in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and nearly
|Meet Some of the Lost or Surrendered Dogs Who Were Used and Killed at University of Michigan|
The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (U-M) continues to use dogs from Michigan shelters in its Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course. Notorious Class B dealer R&R Research sells dogs to U-M. Learn more about how these dogs are sold to U-M and help us end the use of animals in U-M’s ATLS course.
|Contact the March of Dimes National Office|
Contact the March of Dimes National Office March of Dimes National Office 1275 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605 National Office: 914-428-7100 Toll-Free: 888-99MARCH Mother's March: 800-99MARCH email: firstname.lastname@example.org See our advice on writing to health charities. You can also
|Citizen Lobbyists Urge End to Animal Use in Combat Trauma Training|
Last week, PCRM members across the country participated in Citizen Lobbyist Week. You visited and called your congressperson's office and asked him or her to co-sponsor the BEST Practices Act (H.R. 1417)—a bill that would end the military's cruel and unnecessary use of animals in medical training. The Depart
|Ethics in Human Research|
PCRM advocates higher ethical standards in conducting human research and providing access to medical treatment. The following links provide additional information. Articles about related topics also appear in Good Medicine magazine. Fact Sheets Birth Defect Statistics Concerns About
|Fresh Fruits and Veggies in NSLP|
One of the stated goals of the NSLP is to improve children’s fruit and vegetable consumption. In order for meals to be reimbursable by the USDA, schools must offer at least two choices of fruit and/or vegetables. While potatoes, green beans, corn, and peas are commonly served in school lunch programs, vegeta
|Veterans Challenge Military’s Use of Animals|
A Purple Heart recipient who risked his life to save fallen Marines is speaking out against the military’s use of animals in trauma training. Charles J. Rosciam, M.H.A., a retired captain with the U.S. Navy’s Medical Service Corps, served 13 months in combat and treated well over a hundred casualties.
|Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation|
Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation What is toxicity testing? What are some concerns with the use of animals in toxicity testing? What is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)? Is TSCA in need of modernization? How can chemical regulatory legislation be more effective? What is the Che
|Volunteer with PCRM to Encourage Ethical Research|
1. Ask the March of Dimes’ sponsors to support charities that do not fund experiments on animals. By educating corporate sponsors about the March of Dimes’ inhumane animal experiments, we can encourage sponsors to end their support of the
Talking Points The Department of Defense (DoD) currently uses more than 6,000 pigs and goats every year to teach Army medics, Navy corpsmen, and other military personnel to respond to the most common causes of preventable battlefield fatalities. In these “combat trauma training” courses, mi
|Animals’ Psychological and Social Lives|
Rats laugh in response to being tickled. Chimpanzees mourn their dead. Dogs jump and wag their tails when they see a familiar face. These are just a few examples of animals’ sentience, their ability to feel pleasure and pain and to be aware of their surroundings. In all probability, they represent the tip of a ne
|Air Force, Army Continue Animal Use in Combat Trauma Training|
The Physicians Committee recently filed a complaint urging Hurlburt Field Air Force Base to replace the use of live animals with human-based simulators. In March, retired Air Force medic Ben Rogers sent a letter asking Air Force Special Operations Command to act on the Physicians Committee's complaint. This developmen