The wires are jumping with this report out of the Cleveland Clinic: A neurosurgeon induced an aneurysm in a dog during a product demonstration, then euthanized the animal. The demo was for salespeople, which is apparently the most objectionable part:
The Cleveland Clinic says a neurosurgeon used a dog with an induced brain aneurysm to demonstrate a medical device to salespeople on Wednesday. The dog was anesthetized during the demonstration and euthanized afterward. The hospital uses animals for medical research but says it “doesn’t allow procedures with animals for the sole purpose of sales training.”
It’s unclear whether the aneurysm was induced in the dog solely for the sales demonstration. An aneurysm is when arteries or blood vessels bulge and eventually burst, which can cause severe damage or death. The clinic has reported the incident to the Department of Agriculture, which regulates animal testing.
We wonder what the device being demonstrated was, and whether one of the salespeople in the audience broke the silence and reported the incident.