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PETA Donates $1 Million Worth of Medical Dummies

Medical professionals from around the world can now practice trauma-victim procedures without using animals.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals recently donated 64 TraumaMan medical simulation dummies to nine different nations including Costa Rica, Egypt, Iran, and Mongolia. Prosthetic equipment is becoming a standard for medical training, but many countries with limited budgets cannot afford the burgeoning technology, so they perform painful procedures on animals. TraumaMan, which is produced by the company Simulab, imitates a bleeding human torso, replete with multiple layers of skin and tissue as well as organs and ribs. “PETA’s first-of-its-kind collaboration with Simulab and surgeons around the world to modernize medical training shows that animal welfare and human welfare go hand in hand,” says Justin Goodman, director of laboratory investigations. Altogether, the animal-welfare organization’s TraumaMan donation totaled $1 million.

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