Canadian College Allows Vet Tech Students to Opt Out of Harming Animals

July 2012

After receiving a complaint from a distraught student, PETA contacted a college in Canada that was allegedly giving students failing grades for refusing to kill mice in a veterinary technology training course. Following productive discussions with PETA, the school agreed to allow veterinary technology students to opt out without academic penalty and to provide them with a humane alternative. PETA offered to purchase simulation tools for the school’s training program.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind