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 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.
[Your Name Here]
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