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On August 7, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists is hosting an event at the Omni Interlocken Resort in which pigs will be killed and sacrificed in a "Hands-On Pig Lab" to demonstrate electrosurgical tools.


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Linda M (40)
Monday August 4, 2008, 8:34 pm
Covidien Electrosurgery, who devised the “Pig Lab”, is a company that performs laboratory tests on animals in order to market its surgical tools.

Formerly known as ValleyLab, Covidien has a history of controversy, including an incident that prompted the University of Colorado at Denver to ban all non-research vivisection in 2007.

The August 7 event advertises, "Procedures that will be performed include: ureteral dissection, pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy, repair of simulated bowel and bladder injury, bowel resection, ureteral re-anasomosis, and liver resection."

In other words, pigs will be mutilated and cut apart at the August 7 event so that Covidien can hawk its wares to buyers.

You Can Help
1. Please contact Covidien Electosurgery, the Pig Lab organizers, and urge them to remove live animals from their demonstration.

Bryan Hanson
President, Covidien Electrosurgery
ph: 303-530-2300
fax: 303-530-6285

2. Politely contact the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and urge them to not promote such live animal labs.
ph: 312-235-4060
fax: 312-235-4059
e-mail: and

3. Please contact your federal representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 2193– legislation that will amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the use of animals for marketing medical devices. You can find out who represents you by going to The sponsors of this bill are Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and if your member of Congress has already become a cosponsor, please thank them!


Anne T (286)
Tuesday August 5, 2008, 2:27 pm
I sent emails on this today. Shocking!!!!!

Brenda H (29)
Tuesday August 5, 2008, 3:22 pm

Joanna D (216)
Tuesday August 5, 2008, 5:19 pm
Emails sent

serge vrabec (278)
Tuesday August 5, 2008, 5:34 pm
Set the pigs free, these bull#$@! experiments must stop. getting hard to sleep with this going on in my area and all over.these people just won't listen to reason, time to accelerate worldwide, MOST people love animals.

"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons". ~Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

serge vrabec (278)
Tuesday August 5, 2008, 5:56 pm
Could anyone actually blame us for setting animals free......

Deborah Hooper (59)
Tuesday August 5, 2008, 9:49 pm
WooHoo, clicked and it's been canceled for now. But writing my reps and passing the word.

Linda M (40)
Wednesday August 6, 2008, 3:42 am
I just received some great news from Farm Sanctuary.
They cancelled the pig lab!
Thanks so much to everyone who helped email/phone. (Information from Wanda - VEganPEace)

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