PETA Files Complaint Against UGA

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ATLANTA (AP) – An animal protection group wants federal authorities to investigate the University of Georgia after the group obtained a document detailing the use of live dogs, pigs and goats to teach medical procedures.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals submitted a complaint Monday to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. PETA says UGA’s “medical readiness training program” participants should learn the emergency procedures using simulators rather than live animals which are then euthanized.

University officials weren’t immediately available for comment.

Justin Goodman, director of PETA’s laboratory investigations department, says this is the first complaint the organization has filed against UGA. The group previously asked the university to stop using bulldogs as mascots for its football team, following one dog’s sudden death in 2009.

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