PETA to Protest at PLTW CEO’s Home Against Cutting Up Piglets in Classroom Dissection

For Immediate Release:
January 10, 2023

Robin Goist 202-483-7382

Zionsville, Ind. – Bright and early on Thursday, PETA supporters will descend on the home of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) CEO David Dimmett to call for an end to the locally based science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education company’s use of animal dissection in school science classes. PLTW has asked students to cut into the gruesome corpses of piglets who were torn from their mothers’ bodies in slaughterhouses as well as sheep’s hearts and brains, cows’ eyes, and pigs’ kidneys.

When:    Thursday, January 12, 8 a.m.

Where:    Outside Dimmett’s home

“Far from leading the way, PLTW is trailing behind other STEM educators and failing students as long as it continues to rely on animal dissection,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on Dimmett to ditch this disturbing and archaic practice and switch to superior, humane, non-animal teaching methods.”

PETA notes that no medical school in the U.S. still uses animal dissection to train future doctors.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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