For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Speed
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Peaceful Demonstration to be Held at
The Medical College of Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE – The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) are encouraging the public to join a peaceful demonstration to help save 60 dogs slated to be killed next month at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The dogs are scheduled to be used in a 1st year physiology lab conducted at the end of February. Under anesthesia, the dogs are cut open, experimented on, injected with pharmaceuticals and administered an overdose of anesthesia, which eventually kills them. The Wisconsin Humane Society opposes the use of live animals for student training at MCW and encourages the school to employ alternative methods, including the use of human simulators, which MCW currently has available. These methods are successfully administered at the majority of medical colleges in the United States.
“People from all backgrounds have been calling constantly to offer their help with this issue,” said Angela Speed with WHS. “Dogs deserve to be treated with kindness and respect and based on the calls we’ve received, we are far from alone in that sentiment.” Representatives from PCRM will be flying in to attend the protest, as well.
- WHAT: Doctors lead peaceful demonstration at MCW
- WHEN: Thurs., Jan. 25, Noon
- LOCATION: North 87th St. at MCW’s main entrance, Milwaukee
Photo/Interview Opportunity: Angela Speed from the Wisconsin Humane Society will be available for comment from 12:00pm until the end of the demonstration outside MCW. For more information, contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414.431.6104 or Jeanne McVey with PCRM at 202.686.2210 ext 316.