Pigs Allegedly Strapped Down to Table and Shot Deserve Justice

Target: Professor Peter Crampton, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences

Goal: Stop strapping pigs to tables and shooting them in order to study blood-spatter patterns.

Pigs were allegedly strapped down to a table and viciously shot all for the purpose of studying blood-spatter patterns. Activists need to take action to better ensure these types of cruel experiments do not take place in the future.

Reports indicate the study was conducted by the University of Otago in New Zealand and that it was published in the Journal of Legal Medicine. Patterns of blood, bone and brain spatter were recorded after the pigs were allegedly restrained and shot with a Glock semi-automatic pistol. According to sources, scientists claim the experiment was done to gain a better understanding as to how people die when they are killed by similar means.

While the university has reportedly proclaimed to animal welfare groups that they could not have used computer models or mannequins for the study, pigs are not at all similar to humans, likely making the results from such an experiment not completely accurate. Therefore, the data that the university would have gained from using either computer models or mannequins probably would have been just as valid as the data that was said to have been collected in the original study.

Sign this petition and demand the university cease all similar types of cruel experiments at once and that they no longer perform such experiments in the future. No animal deserves to be killed in such a horrific manner, especially when there are other ways available to retrieve the data.


Dear Professor Crampton,

It was reported that the science department at your university recently conducted and wrote up a study that explained how different blood-spatter patterns are established when pigs are shot at close range. Because such experiments are extremely inhumane, it is important that experiments of a similar nature not be conducted in the future.

Although scientists may proclaim that data from such a study could better help to solve murder cases, pigs and humans are not similar, likely making the data from this said experiment not entirely relevant. It is further highly probable that data derived from a similar study on either mannequins or computer models would have been just as reliable as the results that were collected from the particular study. While it is unlikely that performing experiments on animals will stop, cruel experiments of this magnitude should not be condoned.

For all of these reasons, I urge the university to not perform similar scientific studies in the future. No animal ever deserves to be treated in such an inhumane manner.


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  1. Brenda Boutin says:

    You don’t need to kill pigs to see blood splatter. Just wait a fre minutes and you can examine human blood splatter. Tune in to the call channel for the cops. Why kill pigs when you have the real thing?

  2. MaureenLoCascio says:

    Stop sadistic treatment of animsls + calling it science It is not

  3. Marisa Bastin says:

    How much more can humans suc? According to this brainless bunch, a hell of a lot more. People that experiment on animals and animals abusers do not deserve a place in society.

  4. Disgusted and horrified that this took place at the university in the city where I live.

  5. Val Muggeridge says:

    There will come a time when people will look back and be shocked at how much cruelty occurred with the agreement of governments all over the world in the name of science. Animals have been given to us as a gift to learn emotional intelligence. There is nothing intelligent about abusing an animal. I just hope I see enlightenment in my lifetime from both the general public and the powers that be.

  6. mark gillono says:

    “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

  7. Kathy Williams says:

    Mark Gillono –

    “An assumption is often made within the animal rights community that those who do not embrace a vegan diet are incapable of authentically speaking about what might be in the best interest of the animals they do not eat…In essence, arguments are summarily dismissed not on the basis of their objective truth, the weight of the evidence, or any other measurable criteria, but, instead, on the perceived quality of the character of the person advocating the position, a logical fallacy known as the ad hominem attack.

    Isn’t evidence of concern something we can build on to help animals being killed in other contexts?…History teaches us that change occurs incrementally, as one success builds upon another, by bringing into sharper relief persistent hypocrisies that defy newly won, evolving values…If we can leverage [any specific] concern, we can build on it through time, by exposing the tension inherent in protecting one group but not another, just like the human rights movement has done.” — Nathan J. Winograd (vegan for 25 years)

    P.S. I am also trying my best to do the least amount of harm to the fewest individuals.

    I’m curious, though Mark: Do you use either a car or bicycle? Because if you do, you’re nothing but a self-righteous hypocrite. Research what goes into most rubber tires.

  8. This is absurdly ridiculous — WHO in their right mind would even buy such reasoning — you have so many other options available for your research NOT using animals — STOP THIS HORROR against pigs — they have the right to live! — This cruel insanity and callous hate is beyond the pale!

  9. Danijela Cebic says:

    Kathy Williams: STFU!

  10. Shelli Schmidt says:

    These type of experiments have been done to death, waste a waste of time, money & resources..Not to mention cruel…


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