Home News Virtual rally to stop cat usage at Washington U. in St. Louis

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMany people believe there is a difference between the animals we keep as pets and those that are used for laboratory experiments.  As it turns out, those are often the same animals.

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.

About Christie Lagally

Christie Lagally is a freelance writer, columnist and activist and founder of Living Humane Online. Christie’s published work was featured in the Richmond News from 2009 – 2011. Currently, Christie writes a column called “Among the animals” for the Pacific Publishing Company’s City Living Seattle paper. Her work has recently been published in Northwest Pet Magazine and Northwest Prime Time.

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