VegNews Daily

University Stops Using Pigs for Medical Courses

For the last six years, PCRM has fought to spare pigs from Tulane University’s Advanced Trauma Life Support course.

In 2007, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine launched a campaign to convince Tulane University to stop using pigs for its Advanced Trauma Life Support courses, during which pigs are repeatedly stuck with needles, cut open, and killed. The effort, which was led by Leslie Brown, MD, included a public demonstration in 2010, a letter-writing campaign, as well as issuing a state cruelty notification. Tulane recently announced that it will use a simulator known as TraumaMan for its ATLS classes instead of pigs. PCRM notes that the school may revert back to using animals, so efforts to change Tulane’s practice permanently should persist.

 Comments

Vegan Business Conference Kicks Off in Austin, TX

Aspiring vegan entrepreneurs flock to Austin for an action-packed business bootcamp.
Read More »

Acclaimed Los Angeles Vegan Restaurateur Passes Away

Molly Anderson of Los Angeles' award-winning Madeleine Bistro leaves behind a husband and four children.
Read More »

Chipotle’s Sofritas Now Available Throughout South

Last week, the Mexican food chain’s wildly successful vegan filling debuted in nine states.
Read More »

Breast Cancer Survivors: Go Plant-Based

A new study suggests that eating a plant-based diet is the best option for living cancer-free.
Read More »

New York City Bar Hosts Vegan Speaker Panel

Speaker series at bars throughout New York includes an evening on the vegan lifestyle.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »