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Medical University of South Carolina Ends Live Animal Use in Surgery Training! (May 2022)

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The Physicians Committee applauds the Medical University of South Carolina for ending the use of live pigs in surgery training. In 2020, we filed a federal complaint against the university, posted billboards, and sent a letter from physicians.

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Impact Spotlight

Since 1985, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s lifesaving work has resulted in major victories and accomplishments for animals, people, and the planet:

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ALL medical schools in the U.S. and Canada stopped using live animals to train medical students.
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After PCRM presented the Power Plate, a healthful, plant-based dietary guide, the USDA unveiled its strikingly similar guide, MyPlate.
The NIH stopped all its experiments on chimpanzees and plans to replace animal use in toxicity testing.
The NIH stopped all its experiments on chimpanzees and plans to replace animal use in toxicity testing.
Thousands of medical students and health professionals learn about plant-based nutrition at our annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine.
Thousands of medical students and health professionals learn about plant-based nutrition at our annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine.  
CA banned cosmetics testing on animals
California banned all cosmetics tested on animals.
The EPA pledged to stop testing chemicals on ALL mammals by 2035.
The Environmental Protection Agency pledged to stop testing chemicals on ALL mammals by 2035.
Our Food for Life plant-based cooking classes are taught by 300+ instructors in over 45 U.S. states and 20 countries.
Our Food for Life plant-based cooking classes are taught by 300+ instructors in over 45 U.S. states and 20 countries.
PCRM’s Clinical Research Department has published dozens of peer-reviewed studies proving the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
PCRM’s clinical research department has published dozens of peer-reviewed studies proving the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
ALL pediatrics residency programs in the U.S. and Canada stopped training on live animals.
ALL pediatrics residency programs in the U.S. and Canada stopped training on live animals.

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