Pig-Surgery Demonstration Canned

January 2008

After a whistleblower faxed PETA the brochure for a thyroid-disease conference at which a “live dissection” was to be performed on pigs, PETA sent the conference organizers a list of alternatives that would teach medical professionals the skills that they need without harming animals. The organizers canceled the pig dissection in favor of demonstrations using human cadavers.

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