Stop Killing Pigs in Medical Lab Experiments

Target: Garnett S. Stokes, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia

Goal: Stop performing fatal operations on pigs for emergency medicine residency training program.

Innocent pigs are currently being rounded up to be sent to the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) and used for fatal training labs in the school’s emergency medicine residency program. Many similar programs in other schools have recently been shut down nationwide at the behest of the non-profit organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which stands for health and compassion. PCRM appealed to Mizzou, stating, “It is imperative that we shut down this lab before the next session begins… and more pigs die!”

Replacing animal testing and experimentation with other techniques can be advantageous both ethically and technically, according to PCRM. Alternatives are available to operating on pigs, and results from animal research such as this are unreliable when it comes to applying them to humans. Additionally, these innocent animals should be spared from invasive and potentially painful procedures, possible toxic exposures, and captivity. Sign below to demand that the university shut down this cruel lab before the next session begins.


Dear Provost Stokes,

The use of pigs in the University of Missouri’s medical training labs is inhumane and must be stopped. Across the country, similar programs have shut down to end their cruelty to animals. It is vital that pigs not be used for testing and experimentation when non-animal methods are available.

According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, there are technical advantages as well as ethical ones to stopping this cruel program. Results gleaned from pigs may not be reliable as applied to humans. Additionally, killing innocent animals for the sake of training people whose oath is to do no harm is unacceptable. I urge you to spare these pigs and to stop this program before the start of the next session.


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  1. Will you please STOP using pigs or any animals for any kind of research testing. Please think before you act! You know very well that there are now NO-animal methods very available to you to do your research! Please Stop what you have been doing.Shame on you for not using No-animal methods!

    • I agree on that and I am a member of the medical community.
      Still sad though thinking that these animals will likely live a life of abuse on some factory farm….

  2. Barton Dixon says:

    “I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty”.
    Charles W. Mayo, MD

    “Atrocities are no less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called research.” George Bernard Shaw

    “Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.” George Bernard Shaw

    “What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty.” Leo Tolstoy

  3. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    please go vegan for the sake of ourselves, animals, and the whole enviroment planet.

  4. Es ist verwerflich, grausam und sinnlos, Tiere für Versuche zu missbrauchen!

  5. This misery we put animals through mUST STOP…. What the hell is wrong with the medical community………where the F . Has ETHICS gone …. Life is life

  6. Darlene Avery says:

    Damn all sick, Inhumane research scientists who use innocent animals in their vile torture and murder. Use humans and leave other creatures alone. I am so outraged at this ongoing Inhumane slaughter.

  7. Old Minds, use old methods but provide excellent grants = life-long income without the need to update knowledge.
    Contact sponsors & make them aware of progressive, much more reliable methods. Request that draconian scientists should be retired or expelled!
    Stop this primitive form of research!

  8. I don’t get it…people kill the pigs, eat them with eggs for breakfast, make millions of dishes with them, and that’s ok? If pork didn’t make my stomach sick, I’d be the biggest bacon eater.

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😠

  10. Stop this now its cruel. Don’t need to test on at animals find another method arseholes.

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