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Animal Allies to Protest at OHSU Board Assembly in Protection of Pigs

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January 24, 2024

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Portland, Ore. – Carrying pig masks and “bloody” hospital robes and holding indicators that learn, “Use Simulators, Not Pigs,” PETA supporters will rally inside Oregon Well being & Science College’s (OHSU) board of administrators assembly tomorrow, urging the varsity to finish its invasive procedures on reside pigs in its obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) doctor residency coaching program.

When:    Thursday, January 25, 9:30 a.m.

The place:    Robertson Life Sciences Constructing, Room 3A001, 3rd Fl., 2730 S. Moody Ave., Portland

Photo of demonstrators holding signs and wearing pig masks

PETA supporters urge OHSU’s board of administrators to finish pig mutilations throughout a earlier protest. Credit score: PETA

“Sensible and delicate pigs are reduce open and mutilated whereas they’re nonetheless alive for these merciless and pointless OB/GYN coaching drills at OHSU,” says PETA Vice President Shalin Gala. “PETA is asking on OHSU to undertake superior, non-animal expertise—as different OB/GYN residency coaching packages have already finished—that advantages physicians and sufferers with out harming pigs.”

Data obtained by PETA present that at the least 64 OB/GYN residents at OHSU have reduce into as much as 48 reside feminine pigs, dissected their organs, and carried out different invasive surgical procedures on them in makes an attempt to be taught human drugs. All of the animals have been later killed.

Together with taking different actions, PETA despatched a letter to Dr. Amy Stenson, director of the college’s OB/GYN residency program, and wrote to Dr. Aaron Caughey, the varsity’s OB/GYN division chair, noting that dozens of comparable packages within the U.S. use animal-free coaching strategies, equivalent to sensible human-patient simulators, superior digital actuality methods, and interactive laptop fashions.

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

For extra info, please go to PETA.org, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.

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