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January 18, 2024
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Irvine, Calif. – Please see the next assertion from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo relating to two essential citations posted by the U.S. Division of Agriculture in opposition to the College of California–Irvine for separate violations of animal welfare laws ensuing within the demise of a pig throughout cardiac surgical procedure:
It’s tough to know who’s extra incompetent: the College of California–Irvine staffer whose negligence led to the ghastly demise of a pig or those that noticed nothing unsuitable with an untrained and unqualified particular person aiding in surgical procedure on an animal. PETA has filed a grievance with the Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH) and urges the company to droop all funding to the college, which clearly doesn’t deserve yet one more penny from taxpayers.
The staffer failed to provide a essential blood thinner to an anesthetized pig throughout cardiac surgical procedure. The pig went into cardiac arrest and was euthanized. The staffer was not correctly educated and was unqualified to work with stay animals within the facility, in line with a just-posted U.S. Division of Agriculture report.
UC-Irvine, which final yr obtained greater than $211 million in taxpayer cash from NIH, should redirect its assets towards fashionable, non-animal analysis strategies that may truly assist people, and we urge officers there to undertake PETA’s Analysis Modernization Deal.
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