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We need your help to stop the killing of goats by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). Please ask UTMB to end the use of animals in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training today.
In ATLS courses at UTMB, each participant is required to perform numerous invasive procedures on live goats, and the goats are killed at the end of the training. Nonanimal training methods are widely used in nearly all other accredited ATLS programs, making this use of animals not only cruel but unnecessary and even substandard.
So far, the responsible UTMB faculty and administrators have refused pleas to change this practice. Please e-mail medical school dean Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., and ATLS course director William Mileski, M.D., and urge them to end this cruel and unnecessary practice.
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