Fw: Animal Cruelty is Not for Sale: Help Stop Cruel Pig Lab!
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From: American Anti-Vivisection Society <aavs@...>
Sent: Monday, August 4, 2008 1:24:54 PM
Subject: Animal Cruelty is Not for Sale: Help Stop Cruel Pig Lab!
American Anti-Vivisection Society
Animal Cruelty is Not For Sale: Help Stop Cruel Pig Lab!
This Thursday, August 7, Covidien Electrosurgery, a retailer of surgical tools, is planning to use live pigs to demonstrate the use of its products at a hotel in Colorado. According to the advertisement, "Procedures that will be performed include: ureteral dissection, pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy, repair of simulated bowel and bladder injury, bowel resection, ureteral re-anasomosis, and liver resection."
This is not the first time animals have been used to demonstrate medical devices. AAVS supporters may remember a case last year in which a dog was killed at the Cleveland Clinic after being used to show salespeople a tool to treat brain aneurysms. Following this incident, the Clinic was issued a warning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and legislators introduced a bill titled the Animal Protection Accountability Improvement Act that would prohibit the use of live animals for marketing medical devices. This bill is still in the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
Your urgent action is needed to stop this week’s marketing event and save the lives of these pigs. Please contact the hotel that is hosting the conference and urge it to cancel Covidien’s event. Tell the hotel that you will not patronize a place that plays host to such gratuitous animal abuse. Remember to make your voice heard before August 7!
David Jurcak, General Manager
Omni Interlocken Resort
E-Mail: Use the webform at http://www.omnihotels.com/Home/ContactUsForm.aspx
In addition, please help spare animals from being used in future demonstrations by asking your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor the Animal Protection Accountability Improvement Act (H.R. 2193).
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- This lab has been Canceled.