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Supporters and members are instrumental in the Physicians Committee’s successful efforts to promote the health benefits of a plant-based diet and replace animal use in research, testing, and education.

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Medical Education and Training

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Currently, 99% of surveyed ATLS programs in the United States and Canada use only human-relevant training methods. Urge this program to end animal use by making the switch to simulation:

North Dakota State University/Sanford Health

Emergency Medicine

Today, 97% of surveyed emergency medicine residency programs in the United States and Canada use only human-relevant training methods. Urge these programs to end animal use by making the switch to simulation:

Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Rhode Island: Support Bills S 2341 and H 7211

University of Missouri Columbia

University of Toledo


The Physicians Committee began collecting data about the methods used to train surgery residents in December 2018. Currently, 76% of surveyed general surgery residency programs in the United States use only human-relevant training methods. Urge these programs to end animal use by making the switch to simulation:

Medical University of South Carolina

Northwestern University

​University of Arizona College of Medicine  Tucson

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Washington

Wake Forest University

Medical Experiments

Write to President Biden: NIH Director Nominee Must Prioritize Nonanimal Research
President Biden will soon decide who he will nominate as the next NIH director. We need your help today! Urge President Biden to select a nominee who will lead the charge to modernize research by ending the cruel use of animals and move toward effective human-specific research.

Tell Elon Musk and Neuralink to Stop Harming Animals!
In August 2020, entrepreneur Elon Musk revealed that his Neuralink employees have implanted computer chips in pigs' brains. This San Francisco-based company has a long history of using animals—including monkeys, mice, and sheep—to conduct experiments that are supposedly aimed at allowing the brain to communicate directly with computers and machines. Please send an email to Musk and the other leaders of Neuralink and urge them to stop using animals and instead focus on human-relevant research methods!

Tell Congress to Require the NIH to Fund Nonanimal COVID-19 Research Only
Please write to your member of Congress TODAY to ask your elected representatives to ensure that the NIH stops wasting taxpayer money on animal experiments and instead funds human-relevant, nonanimal research.

Wayne State University: Stop Heart Failure Experiments on Dogs
After more than 25 years, the experiments on dogs at Wayne State University have contributed nothing to treatments for patients suffering from heart failure or hypertension.

Good Nutrition Policy

New York: Help Ban Live Animal Markets
Legislation—bill S.8291/A.10399—has just been introduced to both houses of the New York State Legislature to prohibit the operation of existing live animal markets in New York and prevent the issuance of any new licenses for such markets in the state. 

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