Posted by: slimwithlynn | June 2, 2012

I can’t believe anyone caould do this to a cat!!

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I can’t even imagine if my beloved cats suffered the same fate as Alley, Fiddle and Kiki.

Alley, Fiddle and Kiki are three cats used in pediatric intubation trainings at the University of Virginia medical school. The details are horrific: they’re immobilized and helpless as plastic tubes are repeatedly forced down their throats — sometimes as many as 20 times each session. And Alley, Fiddle and Kiki have been enduring this torture for the last seven years.

Tell the University of Virginia to stop using cats in intubation training.
http://www.change.org/petitions/uva-president-stop-cruel-outdated-trainings-on-cats?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&me=aa&utm_campaign=DfDUPbFetJ&alert_id=DfDUPbFetJ_kvjQQDlvsM
Sign Dr. Gray’s Petition

As a pediatrician with over 25 years of experience, I know just how important proper intubation can be for premature babies. But it’s far more realistic to practice on a human simulator than a cat — which is why almost every other medical school has stopped using animals in trainings. I can’t believe UVA would keep…

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