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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.

Learn how you can help by donating or taking action to end animal use and improve nutrition, volunteering, and more.


Medical Education and Training

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Currently, 99 percent 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 percent 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

Vanderbilt University


The Physicians Committee began collecting data about the methods used to train surgery residents in December 2018. Currently, 76 percent 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 College of Georgia

Medical University of South Carolina

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Washington

Paramedic Training

The University of Washington in Seattle is the only paramedic program in the northwest region of the United States known to use live animals to teach emergency procedures instead of implementing modern training methods. Urge UW to switch to simulation:

University of Washington

Veterinary Training

Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama uses and kills live dogs and rabbits in terminal (i.e., fatal) surgery laboratories. Several other veterinary schools have replaced these labs with humane training methods that provide beneficial care to animals in need. Tell Tuskegee to end terminal surgery labs immediately:

Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine 

Medical Experiments

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 NIH: Hold Labs Accountable for Killing Animals
Despite deep pockets lined with federal grant money, universities have been killing animals deemed “unnecessary” or “extraneous” as they send staff home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But these facilities were supposed to have plans in place to deal with emergencies like this. Please join us by demanding that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hold those labs accountable and also develop plans to reduce the number of animals used.

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.

Michigan Residents: Tell Your Legislators to Outlaw Painful Dog Experiments
Two new bills – HB 5090 and SB 971 – would end the experiments at Wayne State University.

Good Nutrition Policy

President Trump: Keep dangerous meat plants closed! 
Join us in urging the White House to drop its plan to force meat processing plants to remain open during the COVID-19 crisis.

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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