Posted by: kinshipcircle | April 21, 2009

ACT/STOP THE MILITARY’S WAR ON INNOCENTS

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4/20/09: Stop The Military’s War On Innocents


LT PHOTO: Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and
strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives
to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury. (Charlie
Neibergall / AP file). http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/04/09-4
RT PHOTO: Tell the military to end trauma testing on animals,
http://pinkdogink.com/blog/tell-the-military-to-end-military-trauma-testing-on-animals

“No animal model can adequately duplicate the anatomy and physiology of
injuries inflicted upon the human body in war.”
Michael P. Murphy, MD,
Indiana University School of Medicine associate professor of surgery,
Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004, 2007), medical general counsel for Iraq War
Veterans Org. http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/end_trauma_training

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EMAIL BLOCKS: Sample letter + Complete contact information follow
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CONTACTS FOR WHOM EMAILS WERE FOUND:
OTSGWebPublisher@amedd.army.mil, webmasterFSHTX@conus.army.mil,
samh.cms@conus.army.mil, charles.engel@amedd.army.mil,
Kelly.murray1@amedd.army.mil, ERMC-PAO@amedd.army.mil,
WRAMCPublicAffairs@amedd.army.mil, mamcpao@amedd.army.mil,
TAMCPublicAffairsOffice@haw.tamc.amedd.army.mil, bill.bowman@amedd.army.mil

WRMC.Webmaster@amedd.army.mil, hsrrb@amedd.army.mil, acuro@amedd.army.mil,
usamrmcwebmaster@amedd.army.mil, webmaster.usaisr@amedd.army.mil,
mricd.pao@apg.amedd.army.mil, USAMRIIDweb@amedd.army.mil,
wrair.publicaffairs@amedd.army.mil, Resources@DCoEOutreach.Org

CONTACTS WITH WEB MAIL FORMS ONLY:
Army Medical Department Center & School
http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/contactus.aspx#
Great Plains Regional Medical Command
http://www.gprmc.amedd.army.mil/
Dr. S. Ward Casscells, M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
http://www.health.mil/ContactUs.aspx

EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT ELECTED OFFICIALS IN CONGRESS
To find contact info for your Rep and two Senators, try:
*    http://www.Congress.org
*    http://www.house.gov
*    http://www.senate.gov

***KINSHIP CIRCLE CANNOT GUARANTEE ALL EMAILS WILL WORK***
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Emails from government, corporate, or institute websites may be incorrect.

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FOR A FORMATTED SAMPLE LETTER (WORD DOC), EMAIL:
kinshipcircleinfo@accessus.net
Easily modify letter. Copy/paste it into an
email or print letter to fax or mail.
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Dear Representative, Senators, U.S. Army Medical Department / Military
Health System, and Department of Defense:

I am concerned about the U.S. military’s continued use of animal
experiments. Chemical, biological and conventional warfare studies that rely
upon animal models are outdated and excessively cruel. Yet every year the
Department of Defense wounds and kills hundreds of thousands of primates,
dogs, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, cats, and other animals.

In particular, animal tests to prepare combat medics for battlefield
injuries waste time and money that could be spent on training within
civilian trauma centers or simulator exercises. Instead, the military
exhausts taxpayer dollars to amputate goats’ legs, gun down and bomb pigs,
and inject monkeys with toxins to mimic nerve gas strikes.

More than 90% of U.S. and Canadian teaching facilities use simulators only
for Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) courses. Students learn
emergency care equally, if not better, with human-focused applications. The
American College of Surgeons endorses Simulab’s TraumaMan, SimMan, human
cadavers and other synthetic models.

I strongly urge my elected officials, the DoD, and all medical/heath Army
personnel to advocate animal-free instruction. I especially urge my Senators
and Rep to ask Dr. S. Ward Casscells, Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Health Affairs, to modernize military medical practices. Replacing
old-fashioned animal tests with more efficient and human-centric teaching
tools benefits both animals and humans.

Dogs, pigs and other species are not people. Soldiers who learn about combat
trauma and casualty management via non-human subjects deal with inconsistent
variables. Incision pressure differs between species. Shape, angle, and
texture of internal organs are also vastly incongruous. Why teach skills
that don’t apply directly to human beings?

Please prioritize animal-free medical training in the military.

Thank you,

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FULL CONTACT INFORMATION
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To identify your federal legislators and find contact info, try:
*    http://www.Congress.org
*    http://www.house.gov
*    http://www.senate.gov

The Honorable Representative [YOUR REP’S NAME]
U.S. House of Representatives; Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Senators [YOUR SENATORS’ NAMES]
The U.S. Senate, U.S. Capitol Building; Washington, D.C. 20510

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services
1155 Defense Pentagon; Washington, DC 20301-1155
Public Affairs: 703-601-2554 x108; email: information@whs.mil

U.S. ARMY MEDICAL CONTACTS
Dr. S. Ward Casscells, M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
Military Health System; The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-1200
general comments: http://www.health.mil/ContactUs.aspx

U.S. Army Medical Department, Office of the Surgeon General
Public Affairs Officer: 210-221-6213
email: OTSGWebPublisher@amedd.army.mil

U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Headquarters
Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs Office
1212 Stanley Road, Bldg 124; Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-5004
ph: 210-221-1151; fax: 210-221-1198
webmaster: webmasterFSHTX@conus.army.mil
Customer Service Officer: samh.cms@conus.army.mil

Charles C. Engel, Jr., MD, LTC, MC, USA Chief, Deployment Health Clinic Ctr:
charles.engel@amedd.army.mil

Chief, Clinical Services Division, MEDCOM Health Policy and Services:
Kelly.murray1@amedd.army.mil

ARMY REGIONAL MEDICAL COMMANDS
Europe Regional Medical Command: ERMC-PAO@amedd.army.mil

Great Plains Regional Medical Command
2410 Stanley Rd., Building 1029; Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6230
ph: 210-295-2355 DSN  421-2355
web form: http://www.gprmc.amedd.army.mil/

North Atlantic Regional Medical Command
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Community Relations
6900 Georgia Ave. NW; Washington, D.C. 20307-5001
Public Affairs: WRAMCPublicAffairs@amedd.army.mil

Pacific Regional Medical Command
Tripler Public Affairs Office, ATTN: MCHK-IO
1 Jarrett White Road; Honolulu, Hawaii 96859-5000
ph: 808-433-5785; fax: 808-433-6558
Public Affairs: TAMCPublicAffairsOffice@haw.tamc.amedd.army.mil

Southeast Regional Medical Command
Commander, Eisenhower Army Medical Center
ATTN: Public Affairs Officer, Ms. Jennifer M. Chipman
300 Hospital Road; Fort Gordon, GA 30905-5650
submit a question: bill.bowman@amedd.army.mil

Western Regional Medical Command
Madigan Army Medical Center
Public Affairs Office, ATTN: MCHJ-PAO
9040 Fitzsimmon; Tacoma, WA  98431-1100
ph: 253-968-1901, DSN: 782-1901; fax: 253-968-3270
Public Affairs: mamcpao@amedd.army.mil
website feedback: WRMC.Webmaster@amedd.army.mil

OTHER MAJOR SUBORDINATE COMMANDS
Army Medical Department Center & School
web form: http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/contactus.aspx#

U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
MCMR-XX; 504 Scott Street; Fort Detrick MD 21702-5012
Office of Research Protection: hsrrb@amedd.army.mil
Chief, Animal Care and Use Review Office: acuro@amedd.army.mil
webmaster: usamrmcwebmaster@amedd.army.mil

U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR):
webmaster.usaisr@amedd.army.mil

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) Public
Affairs Officer:
mricd.pao@apg.amedd.army.mil

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID):
USAMRIIDweb@amedd.army.mil

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Public Affairs Officer:
wrair.publicaffairs@amedd.army.mil

Defense Centers of Excellence For Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain
Injury:
Resources@DCoEOutreach.Org

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
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Stop Cruel and Unnecessary Animal Experiments and Live Animal Labs
http://www.pcrm.org/resch/index.html#action
Military Live Animal Use
http://pcrm.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=29541.0&dlv_id=34663
Military Used Pigs in Blasts to Test Armor
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/04/09-4


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