University of Virginia Ends Cruel Dog Labs

January 2004

Through the use of action alerts, e-mail alerts, and automated phone messages, PETA mobilized thousands of its members in a successful effort to help end the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s dog labs. The 100 dogs who would have otherwise been cut into and killed every year are being replaced by humane and more effective non-animal teaching methods.

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