PETA is calling for a permanent end to all animal experiments at a Chinese medical school in light of a video that surfaced showing dogs suffering and left to die on the roof after being experimented on.
People who lived near the Xi’an Medical University in Xi’an, China, heard what sounded like dogs’ cries coming from the roof of the school. When members of a local animal advocacy group went to investigate, they found more than a dozen dogs on the roof, surrounded by discarded and bloody medical supplies. Many of the dogs were alive but had their mouths bound shut and were suffering from open wounds.
The group also found other dogs who were slated to be used in future experiments chained nearby, huddling fearfully in corners and under pipes. The university was not licensed to experiment on dogs, and its license to experiment on any animals had expired.
The school said that it will suspend all animal experiments, but PETA is calling on it to end the use of animals in experiments and classroom exercises and switch to the superior, humane non-animal research and teaching methods currently used by 98 percent of the medical schools in the United States. PETA Asia has offered to work with the university to implement progressive, human-relevant technology such as organs-on-chips, 3-D human tissue cultures, and computer models.
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