Help PETA Send Simulators to Save Animals!

In some countries, stray dogs are dragged away from alleys and roadsides and taken to filthy rooms, where they often receive inadequate anesthetics before being cut open and killed in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. Homeless dogs aren't the only animals being harmed, as pigs, goats, and sheep are also cut into during these courses.

While simulation is the standard for this training in the U.S., Canada, and other countries, many nations that still use these archaic methods to train students in ATLS courses continue to do so simply because they don't have the financial means to change to state-of-the-art TraumaMan simulators. ATLS course directors in Cyprus, Greece, and Pakistan have told PETA that they want to use TraumaMan instead of harming animals, but they need our assistance to make the switch. Please help us reach our goal of raising $120,000 in order to modernize medical training and prevent animals from dying in these courses!

Earlier this year, through the generosity of compassionate supporters like you, PETA was able to donate TraumaMan simulators to replace the use of animals in all ATLS courses in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Unlike small, four-legged, fur-covered animals, the simulator replicates human anatomy, including realistic layers of skin and tissue, ribs, and internal organs. The simulator allows trainees to practice surgical procedures repeatedly until they're confident and proficient—in sharp contrast to cutting into live animals, in which there can be no do-overs. This is why studies have found that people trained on TraumaMan are more skilled than those trained on animals. Simulators are also portable, allowing this training to be offered to more doctors in multiple and remote locations.

Animals' lives are on the line. Please help us raise $120,000 so that we can rush simulators to replace animals in Cyprus, Greece, and Pakistan! Donate now to save dogs, pigs, goats, and sheep.

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Funds raised in excess of our $120,000 goal will be directed to PETA's other programs to end the use of animals in experiments and training courses.