Medical University of South Carolina Cited by Feds for Animal Welfare Violations

May 2010

In response to a formal complaint filed by PETA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture cited the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for two violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act for approving the use of more than 1,500 animals in cruel medical training exercises without the experimenters first providing the legally-required information regarding how or why they would be using the animals. MUSC maims and kills pigs in archaic training courses even though humane non-animal simulators exist to teach the same skills.

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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