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PETA among finalists for global social progress award
Date:4/28/2014

aMan also costs substantially less than animal use and allows the life-saving training course to be offered more frequently in remote areas where there is limited or no access to medical facilities.

PETA's recent campaigns have also prompted the U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard to substantially scale back their use of animals in trauma training drills and expand the use of non-animal training methods, and convinced Poland's armed forces to completely replace the use of animals with simulation technology. More than 80 percent of NATO nations now use exclusively non-animal methods for military training, and the few still using animals have launched a working group aimed at ending the practice as a result of efforts by PETA. Similarly, following discussions with PETA, military and civilian medical centers across the U.S. have replaced their use of cats and ferrets in pediatric intubation training with life-like infant simulators.

"PETA is honored to be recognized by the CLASSY Awards for its international work to modernize medical training by replacing the archaic use of dogs, pigs and other animals with humane and superior simulation tools," says PETA's director of laboratory investigations Justin Goodman. "Greater use of human simulation technology in medical training protects animals and better equips doctors and other medical professionals to treat victims of accidents and violence."


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Contact: Tasgola Bruner
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404-907-4172
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
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