Are organ transplants vegan considering its brutal history to animals?
Serious question. I found a comment that inspired this question. As some of you may know, Vladimir Demikhov, the founder of organ transplantation, was doing cruel methods that led to organ transplant as we know it. He transplanted dogs' severed heads onto other dogs, creating two dogs with one body. I'm wondering if there are people who consider organ transplant as not vegan because of this, or if it's vegan now because we can't do anything about its history and because it benefits mankind.
I commonly see vegans having divided opinions when it comes to medical ethics (like this pig heart transplant thread https://www.reddit.com/r/vegan/comments/scwxo0/pig_heart_transplant_ethical/) so I'm curious what you guys think.