Victory! Australian Surgeons to Stop Mutilating Live Animals

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Following an extensive, nearly four-year campaign by PETA, PETA Australia, and Humane Research Australia, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) announced that it’s ending its use of animals for trauma training. This means no more cutting holes into the throats, chests, or limbs of live pigs and sheep.

RACS President Philip Truskett confirmed the group’s decision after our campaign prompted him to study advanced human-simulation technology. By the end of this year, RACS will phase out the use of live animals for its Early Management of Severe Trauma program, which trains both civilian physicians and Australian Defence Force medical officers in treating traumatic injuries.

Thousands of people sent e-mails to RACS officials through PETA’s online action alert, more than 100,000 people signed a PETA Australia petition, and thought-provoking ads and protests featured numerous outspoken “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