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PETA Donates Lifesaving Human Simulators to Nationwide Iraqi Surgical Coaching Program

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November 29, 2022

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Hillah, Iraq – For the second time in 5 years, PETA has despatched two new anatomically right human simulators to Iraq’s Superior Trauma Life Assist (ATLS) program, this time to be used on the College of Babylon.

The TraumaMan simulation fashions, from Simulab Company, are human surrogate fashions that may stop dozens of animals every year from being mutilated and killed in surgical apply drills. PETA beforehand donated a pair of TraumaMan fashions to Iraq’s ATLS program in 2017.

“Surgeons-in-training deserve one of the best medical schooling potential, and which means utilizing human-relevant simulation fashions,” says PETA Vice President Shalin Gala. “PETA is delighted to supply Iraq’s Superior Trauma Life Assist program with superior expertise that spares animals’ lives and permits trainees to apply invasive procedures till they’re assured and adept.”

PETA has donated 122 TraumaMan simulators—price greater than $3 million—to ATLS applications in 22 international locations, sparing the lives of greater than 2,000 animals every year and offering surgeons with superior, human-relevant coaching. Research present that docs who realized lifesaving surgical abilities on human simulators are more adept than those that used animals for his or her coaching.

“We within the School of Drugs on the College of Babylon are extremely appreciating PETA’s efforts to keep up animals’ rights. We recognize PETA’s donation of life like TraumaMan human simulators to attain our mission to save lots of extra trauma victims’ lives in Iraq,” says Prof. Mohend Alshalah, dean of the School of Drugs on the College of Babylon.

In 2019, PETA and a surgeon revealed a research within the Journal of Surgical Training that discovered the group’s TraumaMan donation program had “efficiently remodeled the surgical abilities laboratories of twenty-two worldwide ATLS applications to interchange animal use with non-animal simulation fashions which are extra anatomically life like, price much less, and permit trainees to repeat surgical abilities till proficiency.”

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to experiment on,” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—is now calling on the College of Tennessee School of Drugs to cease maiming pigs in its emergency medical coaching and swap to superior, animal-free coaching strategies.

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