University Ends Deadly Pig Labs!

November 2012

Following a PETA campaign, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has confirmed that it has not used any pigs for crude trauma training exercises in more than a year and that it has no future plans to do so. PETA urged MUSC to modernize its curriculum after learning that the school continued to have trainees cut holes into the throats and chests of live pigs in a cruel and deadly trauma training exercise even though the university used state-of-the-art simulators to teach the very same skills in its other courses.

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