VegNews Daily

Army Medical Center Ceases Training on Ferrets

Thousands of protest emails and letters have persuaded the Madigan Army Medical Center to use more humane intubation training methods.

The Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, is following in the footsteps of other medical facilities and universities throughout the US by using simulated models instead of live animals for instructional purposes. Recently, the center announced that it would no longer practice on ferrets for its intubation procedure tutorials—a process that involves forcing a tube down the animals’ throats, which can result in bleeding, collapsed lungs, and fatalities. The switch to the humane training method came after a lengthy campaign from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, during which more than 60,000 people sent in emails requesting that the center stop using ferrets, along with numerous letters from medical experts and civilians that protested the cruel use of animals.

 Comments

Gallup Poll: Americans Support Animal Rights

Almost one-third of respondents say animals should have same rights as humans.
Read More »

New “Restaurant” Shows Possibilities of Lab-Grown Meat

A virtual restaurant serves up innovative menu of futuristic meat.
Read More »

Jamie Oliver Urges Fans to Eat More Vegetarian Food

Citing health and financial reasons, the celebrity chef encourages fans to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diets.
Read More »

Santa Barbara Art Event Benefits Animal Museum

Vegan surrealist garden party celebrates life of artist Frida Kahlo on May 30.
Read More »

New Pamela Anderson Vegan Ad Campaign to Debut on Ellen

Tomorrow, Ellen DeGeneres will unveil a PETA ad campaign linking animal agriculture to the drought.
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 »