When PETA received word from distressed students at Veterinary College–Bangalore that four calves had been killed and embalmed for anatomy lessons and that more may still be killed, we sprang into action.
Dr Manilal Valliyate, the head of PETA India Veterinary Affairs, fired off a letter to the Vice Chancellor of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (of which Veterinary College–Bangalore is a part) urging the university to switch to humane, non-animal training methods.
During calf-embalming exercises – which are common in schools throughout India – the animals are often killed by having their jugular vein and carotid artery cut. The calves slowly and painfully bleed to death. Chemicals are then injected into the bodies to preserve them.
Most people who pursue a veterinary career do so because they want to care for and help animals. So why are some schools still forcing students to participate in lessons that involve the killing of animals when non-animal teaching methods are readily available?
Please join Dr Valliyate and the caring students at Veterinary College–Bangalore by speaking out against animal dissection. If you do not want to dissect and need PETA’s help in encouraging your institution to implement modern methods, please contact us at [email protected].