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PCRM Online November 2011

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 November 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Indian cuisine from Vegan Kickstart IndiaKickstart India Preview Begins Today!
Kickstart India begins next Monday, Nov. 7. But today, registered Kickstarters got their first glimpse of the website that includes celebrity tips and a webcast featuring Dr. Nandita Shah, who developed delicious and healthful recipes for the program. Watch Video >


monkey used in military trainingVictory! Army Ends Use of Live Monkeys in Chemical Casualty Courses
The U.S. Army will stop poisoning live monkeys in chemical weapons training exercises. After PCRM’s recent legal complaint and more than 30,000 e-mails sent by PCRM supporters to the Army, the Department of Defense has agreed to switch to nonanimal training methods. Action Still Needed >

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Natalie Portman congratulates PCRM's 2011 Golden Carrot Award Winners

Natalie Portman Congratulates PCRM’s 2011 Golden Carrot Award Winners
Oscar-winning actress and new mom Natalie Portman recently congratulated the Los Angeles Unified School District for winning PCRM’s Golden Carrot Award for innovation in school food service. Runner-up prizes went to food service professionals in Denver and Greenville, S.C. Read Portman's Letter >


Canada Ends Live Animal LabsCanada Ends Cruel Live Animal Labs
Canada has ended the lethal use of live animals for trauma training. The last two institutions in the country using animals—the University of Sherbrooke and Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal—recently moved to nonanimal methods. Stop U.S. Courses >

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Hot Dog-Cancer BillboardLas Vegas and Miami Billboards Warn of Hot Dog-Cancer Link
PCRM billboards in Las Vegas and Miami recently warned residents and visitors that chowing down on hot dogs could seriously damage their health and increase their risk of colorectal cancer. View Billboards >


Kristin Bauer calls for EU ban on cosmetics testingNearly 25,000 Urge EU to Ban Marketing of Cosmetics Tested on Animals
Uphold the 2013 deadline for removing all cosmetics tested on animals from store shelves in Europe. That’s the message the European Union recently received from nearly 25,000 PCRM supporters. Celeb Letters > 

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Puerto Rico halts monkey breeding facilityPuerto Rico Halts Construction of Monkey Breeding Facility
The Puerto Rico Court of Appeals has ruled that the Bioculture primate supply company cannot move forward with plans to build a monkey breeding facility. For more than two years PCRM and other organizations have worked to stop construction of the facility. Facility’s Hazards >



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