Harvard Medical School – Stop Animal Cruelty in Your Medical Curriculum

  • by: Sue Lee
  • recipient: John Czajkowski, Administrative Dean at Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Mice and rats are animals who do not deserve to be stabbed, probed and mutilated. Yet it's still happening at one of America's most prestigious medical schools. Will you help me end this cruelty?

Investigators have documented cases of mice and rats being injected with caustic materials, killed, mutilated and decapitated. And while these animals aren't the most popular, they are still living and breathing creatures who have done nothing to deserve having their torn bodies placed in plastic bags and put in a freezer.

These practices are as needless as they are cruel — other methods can be used to research, teach and teach without violating the life of mice and rats.

Non-animal study methods include neuro-imaging techniques such as computer models and simulations, models based on human cell and tissue cultures, computerized patient-drug databases and virtual drug trials. Non-invasive imaging techniques such as MRIs and CT Scans, stem cell and genetic testing methods along with other possible non-animal procedures can also be used. yet mice and rats remain roughly 95 percent of the animals abused in experiments.

Speak out against needless animal cruelty. Please sign my petition to urge the Harvard Medical School to stop using animals in their testing, labs and study curriculum and instead opt for safer non-animal methods.

Administrative Dean at Harvard Medical School (HMS) John Czajkowski

As someone who cares deeply about preventing unneccessary cruelty to animals, I strongl urge the Harvard Medical School to stop using animals in their testing, labs and study curriculum and instead opt for safer non-animal methods.

Investigators have documented cases of mice and rats being injected with caustic materials, killed, mutilated and decapitated. And while these animals aren't the most popular, they are still living and breathing creatures who have done nothing to deserve having their torn bodies placed in plastic bags and put in a freezer. 



These practices are as needless as they are cruel — other methods can be used to research, teach and teach without violating the life of mice and rats.


Non-animal study methods include neuro-imaging techniques such as computer models and simulations, models based on human cell and tissue cultures, computerized patient-drug databases and virtual drug trials. Non-invasive imaging techniques such as MRIs and CT Scans, stem cell and genetic testing methods along with other possible non-animal procedures can also be used. yet mice and rats remain roughly 95 percent of the animals abused in experiments.

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Thank you for considering my comments. I hope you will do everything in your power to move Harvard Medical School toward less cruel methods of advancing your school's work.

Sincerely,

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Update #15 years ago
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