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Sun Jan 26, 2014, 03:21 PM

From the 'Where Credit's Due' department:

An animal welfare group is donating $1 million worth of costly training mannequins to medical schools in nine countries to accomplish two goals: giving doctors more modern training, and saving the lives of about 1,000 animals a year.

The mannequins, called surgical simulators, are used in 98 percent of the trauma medicine courses in the United States offered by the American College of Surgeons; students use them, for example, to practice cutting holes between ribs to insert chest tubes.

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The company cut its mannequin price to PETA by about half, so the group will donate 64 mannequins to medical schools in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Panama and Trinidad. The schools will be able to buy replacement skins for about $30, Mr. Goodman added.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/health/petas-donation-to-help-save-lives-animal-and-human.html

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Reply From the 'Where Credit's Due' department: (Original post)
yewberry Jan 2014 OP
silverweb Jan 2014 #1
yewberry Jan 2014 #2
silverweb Jan 2014 #4
LeftyMom Jan 2014 #3
yewberry Jan 2014 #5
LeftyMom Jan 2014 #6
flvegan Jan 2014 #7
LeftyMom Jan 2014 #8

Response to yewberry (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 04:20 PM

1. Nice!



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Response to silverweb (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 07:18 PM

2. Yes-- though I think it's get more attention

if I re-titled the OP "Peta Scores!!" or something... but a thousand animals saved a year is nothing to sneeze at.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 08:10 PM

4. You could try that.

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]FWIW, I shared the article with people I know who are animal lovers, and I'm certain it'll be posted on a few FB pages for more attention.



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Response to yewberry (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 07:44 PM

3. There isn't a 150 post thread about this in GD?

Weird.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 08:31 PM

5. Go ahead-- you know you want to.

I ain't going to be responsible for another peta thread in the general population, though!

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Response to yewberry (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 08:35 PM

6. But you know they love threads where they can talk about the things they do right!

So much more interesting than yet another thread about some dated stunt marketing, as if we all didn't hate that stuff too.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 10:39 PM

7. Wimp. n/t

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Response to flvegan (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 11:01 PM

8. Gee, if only I had a big strong manly man who would do my bidding.

I bet if I did he would post it for me.

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