Medical School Ends Use of Live Pigs in Labs

March 1, 2010

The Medical College of Wisconsin has announced that it is ending the use of live pigs in laboratories in which first-year students are taught about the cardiovascular system, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The college has been criticized for the use of the live animals in the lab program. Officials of the medical school said that the change was part of broader shifts in the curriculum and was not a result of the criticism.

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