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MeritCare course uses live pigs despite complain

FARGO - A Fargo MeritCare course that has drawn complaints for using live pigs went ahead as planned this week, a spokeswoman said.

Carrie Haug said sedated pigs were used in trauma training classes on Monday and Tuesday.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit that opposes using animals in research, has pushed the hospital to stop using pigs in the training program.