For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2022
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
New Haven, Conn. – Please see PETA Vice President Shalin Gala’s statement regarding an experiment conducted at the Yale School of Medicine, the results of which were published today, that claims to have partially revived pig organs in dead animals:
Yale experimenters are channeling Dr. Frankenstein in ridiculously crude tests to create zombie pig organs. The 3-month-old piglet victims suffered induced “cardiac arrest” and “circulatory collapse” as experimenters electrocuted them by applying “a 9 V battery to the [heart] wall,” cut their ventilators off for an hour and then perfused their corpses with artificial blood. Adding the insult of wasted taxpayer funding for these tests to the injury of mutilating and killing animals, one of the experimenters admitted to a reporter that they’re “not saying it’s clinically relevant.” Studies show that a staggering 90% of basic research—most of which involves animals, like these experiments conducted at Yale—fails to lead to treatments for humans. Experimenters would do well to focus instead on superior, human-relevant technology, as detailed in PETA’s Research Modernization Deal.