Alley, Fiddle and Kiki are three cats used in pediatric intubation trainings at the University of Virginia medical school. The details are horrific: they’re immobilized and helpless as plastic tubes are repeatedly forced down their throats — sometimes as many as 20 times each session. And Alley, Fiddle and Kiki have been enduring this torture for the last seven years. It’s far more realistic to practice on a human simulator than a cat — which is why almost every other medical school has stopped using animals in trainings. Why would UVA keep abusing these defenseless creatures rather than following universities like Yale and Johns Hopkins? There are only weeks before Alley, Fiddle and Kiki will be subjected to yet another year of this torture — a new round of pediatric residency students will start orientation on June 14. Please sign the petition to stop UVA from using cats for training before classes start.