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PETA ‘Elves’ to Ship Coal Mud and Disgust to UTHSC Chancellor’s Home

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December 13, 2022

Amanda Hays 202-483-7382

Memphis, Tenn. – PETA supporters dressed as elves are coming to Memphis from the North Pole on official enterprise, they usually’re not smiling: College of Tennessee Well being Science Middle (UTHSC) Chancellor Peter Buckley is on their “more-than-naughty-just-plain-nasty” record for persevering with painful and invasive coaching procedures on dwell pigs on the college’s Faculty of Medication (UTCOM), regardless of the prepared availability of superior instructing strategies. This Thursday, the elves will push wheelbarrows embellished with Christmas lights however full of coal to Buckley’s doorstep, the place they’ll dump the lumps as a brigade of costumed “animal” allies brandishes indicators studying, “UTCOM Is Ho-Ho-Horrible to Pigs!”

When:    Thursday, December 15, 5 p.m.

The place:    Exterior Buckley’s residence

“Collapsing dwell pigs’ lungs, chopping into their arteries, and breaking open their ribs are acts that make Scrooge appear saintly,” says PETA Vice President Shalin Gala. “PETA is asking on Chancellor Buckley to close down these shameful, outdated drills; modernize the college’s instructing routine; and provides pigs the present of peace and pleasure this season.”

UTCOM management admitted in an inside e-mail that the general public’s discovery “that [UTCOM is] nonetheless utilizing animals … might be very damaging to the Faculty of Medication and [its] credibility.”

Following a push from PETA, UTCOM’s companion hospital, Erlanger Medical Middle—together with its medevac supplier LIFE FORCE—adopted a brand new coverage barring its workers from collaborating in such live-animal coaching periods, described as “merciless and misguided” and a “waste of time” by workers.

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

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