According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Washington University in St. Louis uses cats to train physicians on medical procedures when alternatives to animal use are available.
“Washington University in St. Louis is using cats in absolutely cruel ways. Cats have tubes jammed down their throats – over and over again – to train future pediatricians,” explains Neal Barnard, M.D., PCRM’s President in an email announcement.
PCRM is holding a virtual rally to encourage the university to stop this practice. The online rally allows you to post your first name and a comment about your objections to animal use in universities. To participate, visit the virtual rally here.