Hospital Swaps Live Pigs for Tech in OB/GYN Training After Talks With PETA

Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) medical residents at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee will no longer practice surgical procedures on live animals, following approximately four months of talks between the hospital and PETA. In response to our survey regarding animal use in OB/GYN residency programs, the hospital confirmed that it had been using three live pigs annually for training medical residents in an assortment of female reproductive surgical procedures. After we discussed and agreed upon the superiority of high-tech human uterus simulation modules, administrators made the compassionate decision to purchase a number of them for teaching doctors-in-training, which will spare numerous pigs invasive surgeries in the coming years.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

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