Untrained, Unqualified Staffer Blunder Results in Ghastly Pig Demise at UC-Irvine: PETA Assertion


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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 crucial citations posted by the U.S. Division of Agriculture towards the College of California–Irvine for separate violations of animal welfare rules ensuing within the dying of a pig throughout cardiac surgical procedure:

It’s troublesome to know who’s extra incompetent: the College of California–Irvine staffer whose negligence led to the ghastly dying of a pig or those that noticed nothing incorrect with an untrained and unqualified individual aiding in surgical procedure on an animal. PETA has filed a criticism with the Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH) and urges the company to droop all funding to the varsity, which clearly doesn’t deserve yet another penny from taxpayers.

The staffer failed to present a crucial blood thinner to an anesthetized pig throughout cardiac surgical procedure. The pig went into cardiac arrest and was euthanized. The staffer was not correctly skilled and was unqualified to work with dwell animals within the facility, in keeping with a just-posted U.S. Division of Agriculture report.

UC-Irvine, which final 12 months obtained greater than $211 million in taxpayer cash from NIH, should redirect its sources towards fashionable, non-animal analysis strategies that may really assist people, and we urge officers there to undertake PETA’s Analysis Modernization Deal.

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