Virginia Tech receives official warning from USDA regarding animal welfare regulations, according to PETA

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — PETA obtained reports from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) revealing that Virginia Tech has received an official warning regarding animal welfare regulations.

The USDA stated in the warning that the university received six violations of federal animal welfare regulations found in June. The incident report states that experiments showed traumatic brain injuries to six miniature pigs.

According to PETA, “‘The first pig used died during the procedure and blood was noted on the intubation tube.'”

There were two pigs that did survive the experiments, but these animals did suffer after-effects. It was reported by the USDA that the pigs showed signs of abnormal neurological damage such as incoordination, weakness in all four limbs, and mild or moderate depression.

There was another incident reported with a cow that suffered from heat stress because the animal didn’t have immediate access to shade, according to PETA.

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