Pigs Mutilated in Oregon Health & Science University OB/GYN Training

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is maiming live pigs by using them as human stand-ins during obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) residency training. Unlike the humans they replace, all the pigs who live through the training sessions are killed afterward. Pigs’ anatomy and physiology are vastly different from those of humans, making such training irrelevant to learning how to treat human clinical patients. PETA is calling for an immediate end to this archaic use of live animals, and now we need your help!

Please take these important steps to politely urge Oregon Health & Science University to ban the use of live animals for OB/GYN residency training:

    • Text OHSU to 73822 to urge the school to stop mutilating live pigs in OB/GYN training. Then post this image on social media to encourage your friends and family to text, too.

Pigs like this one were Mutilated in Oregon Health & Science University OB/GYN Training

  • Call the dean of the OHSU School of Medicine, Dr. David Jacoby, at 503-494-8220.


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  • Post polite comments to OHSU on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn urging the university to ban its use of live animals for OB/GYN residency training.


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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