VICTORY! Cat Intubation Ends at University of Michigan!

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Posted December 9, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

After more than a year of campaigning by PETA and supporters—and a day after the release of a shocking PETA exposé—the University of Michigan (U-M) announced that it has ended the use of cats in its Survival Flight intubation training laboratory!

More than 100,000 people called on U-M to replace crude and cruel live-animal laboratories with more humane and effective human simulators, which are already used for other U-M courses. The U-M student group Michigan Animal Rights Society led demonstrations in support of the effort, the student assembly passed a resolution urging the school to end the laboratories, and the student newspaper editorial board came out in favor of replacing animals with simulators. PETA supporters even jammed university circuit boards with phone calls to protest the Survival Flight animal laboratories.

U-M says that it still plans to harm and kill pigs to teach other skills in the Survival Flight training course, and PETA will continue to push the school to replace all animal use with simulators that are already available on campus.

Of course, this victory would not have been possible without YOU! Help us keep up the momentum by taking a minute to ask your congressional representatives to co-sponsor and support H.R. 2256and help end the selling of lost, abandoned, and stolen animals to laboratories.

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  • Mah

    1185 days ago

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    Thank you peta for standing for animal’s rights .
    We love u .

  • 1221 days ago

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))))))))))))))

  • 1221 days ago

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    how cute

  • 1221 days ago

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    Thank YOU, Peta—Thank HEAVEN this is over-SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!~

  • 1224 days ago

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    That’s great!!! But it’s still awful that they’d kill pigs when they have perfectly good materials to do otherwise. I’m gonna help these piggies no matter what!!!

  • 1229 days ago

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    I am really happy:)))

  • 1230 days ago

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    thats awesome!

  • 1230 days ago

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    Woot wooot!!!! :)

  • 1231 days ago

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    Rachel, I love how you’re always using your kitty in everything, she’s beautiful! What’s her name?

  • 1231 days ago

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    This is great(!) , but it worries me. It says that people still don’t think of pigs as equal and as deserving of rights as dogs and cats. Hopefully we can achieve a victory for pigs!

  • 1232 days ago

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    Yay! Victory!

  • 1232 days ago

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    :)

  • 1232 days ago

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    that are amazing news! yay,they make me happy.

  • Vic

    1233 days ago

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    This is excellent news, I hope that the same will go for pigs one day. I really feel that there is a change in the perception that animals are ours to use as we please and people are becoming more aware of what happens behind the scenes of animal labs. I don’t live in America though so can’t contact a representative in Congress but I hope that others do and spread the message on facebook.

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