For Immediate Release:
March 9, 2022
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Baltimore – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding the death of David Bennett, whose heart was replaced with the heart of a pig two months ago:
The idea that this surgery was groundbreaking is hogwash. To talk about such procedures as though they were anything other than cruel—to animals and to humans waiting for organs—perpetuates the myth that xenotransplantation will ever be practical. Presumed consent laws and preventive health measures will save more lives than these headline-getting surgeries ever will.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.