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 April 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

ferret used illegally in medical trainingVictory! Ferrets and Rabbits Saved from Pediatrics Training in Texas
Thanks to PCRM’s efforts to end animal use in pediatrics training, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio no longer uses and kills rabbits and ferrets to train its pediatrics residents. With your help, we can win all of our campaigns to end animal use in medical education. Save Pigs, Sheep, Ferrets >


Neal Barnard, M.D.21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart Book Tour this April
Two Wisconsin siblings shed 150 pounds. A man in Washington, D.C., lowered his cholesterol 75 points. A Californian eliminated her migraines. Overhaul your diet and health when the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart book tour comes to your town. Tour Cities >


Emily Deschanel Speaks out for ChimpanzeesEbola Experiments at Alamogordo Chimpanzees’ New Lab
A PCRM legal complaint says the National Institutes of Health acted unlawfully when it transferred chimpanzees to Texas Biomed. The laboratory endorses primate use for studies involving the Ebola and Marburg viruses. Emily Deschanel Speaks Out >


Bob Harper for KickstartMcDonald’s Staff Asked to Join April 21-Day Vegan Kickstart
Did you watch Kickstart Your Health on PBS? Now try the online program that inspired the show and the book 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart. Sign up now to join this April’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. We’ve even invited McDonald’s employees. Letter to McDonald’s >


Combat Trauma TrainingBill Would End Animal Use in Military Trauma Training
More than 6,000 animals are stabbed and suffer amputations or other severe injuries every year as part of U.S. military trauma training courses. But that could soon change—with your help. BEST Practices Act >


Kathy Freston on the Martha Stewart ShowMartha Stewart Show Goes Vegan with Twitter’s Biz Stone
Last week, the Martha Stewart Show went vegan with the help of two PCRM supporters. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and 21-Day Vegan Kickstart coach Kathy Freston prepared vegan recipes with Stewart and explained the benefits of a vegan diet. Stewart on Food for Life TV? >


rabbitPCRM Advises European Cosmetics Industry’s Nonanimal Research Initiative
Last month, PCRM joined more than 70 European organizations at a meeting to kick off a research initiative to accelerate development of nonanimal safety testing methods for chemicals and cosmetic product ingredients. U.S. Safe Cosmetics Act Problems > 


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The Washington Post covers PCRM's campaign to save 14 chimpanzees sent to Texas for experiments

San Francisco's The Examiner interviews PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., about his 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart book

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Pennsylvania newspaper prints letter by PCRM director of research policy Hope Ferdowsian, M.D., M.P.H., on freeing chimpanzees from experimentation



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