November 20, 2010
A group of determined animal rights activists are continuing their
effort to change how the University of Michigan Medical School trains
participants of its life-saving emergency trauma-response team.
they're now tapping into the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals'
stable of celebrity supporters to ratchet up the pressure.
voice to enter the fray stewing throughout the fall is legendary punk rocker
and former U of M student Iggy Pop. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee,
who rose to stardom in Ann Arbor's punk-rock scene in the late 1960s,
recently wrote U of M President Mary Sue Coleman in an attempt to sway her
"Its common sense that cutting apart pigs and maiming cats
isn't the best way to train people to treat humans," Pop wrote. "U of M
should not be harming animals when better alternatives are available and
already in use on campus.
"Please make the switch to non-animal
training methods for U of M's Survival Flight course.".......