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October 26, 2022
Amanda Hays 202-483-7382
Martin, Tenn. – On Friday throughout the College of Tennessee’s Board of Trustees’ fall board assembly, a costumed “crying pig” will lead PETA supporters in calling out the College of Tennessee Faculty of Medication (UTCOM) for collapsing reside pigs’ lungs, reducing into their arteries, and breaking open their ribs in archaic and lethal medical coaching drills.
When: Friday, October 28, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The place: Boling College Heart, Duncan Ballroom, 11 Wayne Fisher Dr., Martin
“Delicate pigs are mangled and mutilated for abusive coaching procedures which can be vastly inferior to human-relevant simulation fashions,” says PETA Vice President Shalin Gala. “PETA is asking on the College of Tennessee to cease tormenting animals in emergency medical drills and to decide to utilizing moral, efficient, animal-free coaching, simply as quite a few medical amenities have already finished.”
Following a push from PETA, UTCOM’s companion hospital, Erlanger Medical Heart—together with its medevac supplier LIFE FORCE—not too long ago adopted a brand new coverage barring its workers from collaborating in invasive coaching classes, described as “merciless and misguided” and a “waste of time” by workers.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals should not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.