Pigs Mutilated in University of Tennessee Medical Training

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine—which is part of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)—maims live pigs when it uses them as human stand-ins during emergency medical training. All the pigs who survive the training sessions are then killed. 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 barbaric use of animals, and we need your help!

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine maims live pigs.

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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