Tell the Australasian College of Surgeons to Stop Live-Animal Trauma Training



Urge the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to stop using animals in trauma training immediately!

Source: Tell the Australasian College of Surgeons to Stop Live-Animal Trauma Training

8 comments on “Tell the Australasian College of Surgeons to Stop Live-Animal Trauma Training

  1. I can’t even believe they’ve still been doing this. When I took physiology lab someone stole nitroglycerin from the hospital where he worked and injected it into the heart of a very DEAD RAT and made it beat. The lab instructor, a more advanced student, jumped all over him and said it was cruelty to animals. But, since the rat was long ago dead so too was its brain. Still the student was in trouble – not for theft but for cruelty and that was DECADES ago. The main physiology prof, who was mean to students, had done radiation experiments on animals. Mean to animals, mean to students.

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      • I didn’t know what to think either. Since the prof was much older and did the radiation experiments long ago, now I think it represented an improvement in ethics in biological sciences. Even though it seemed extreme to me at the time, I would like to know what happened to the student teacher. He must have been a very kind person to respect a dead rat. I only recently found out about the profs experiments on dogs because I suspected that since the prof was so mean to students that it probably carried over to animals. Most of the radiation experiments/claims that radiation is good for you appear to be coming from those who are past retirement (still a younger generation than my former prof.) When my prof went to school they didn’t even know how muscles worked. It seems that the nuclear industry hasn’t found any or many biologists or doctors to say that radiation is good for you these days. Jay Cullen in Canada appears an exception. Those in hard sciences may not know better. Due to hard work of people like yourself more people understand right from wrong. Rats aren’t my favorite animals, but when I helped with an autopsy doctors would never have injected the dead person’s heart with nitroglycerin. So, I think it has to do with ethical inclusion. However, I learn on your blog that there is still much progress needed. More importantly it is a constant reminder to us all to have respect for ALL life.

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  2. Yes science has come a long way and still has lot to learn. But with compassionate people like that student teacher and you, I believe there’s a brighter future for science and for the animals.
    Thank you for caring….Hugs💕


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