Military TrainingAsk the Department of Defense to Stop Killing Animals

Please take a minute to ask Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter to stop the use of live animals in Department of Defense combat trauma training courses. We have provided text for you, but if you decide to write your own message, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:

  • Please urge the Department of Defense to end the use of live animals in combat trauma training courses.
  • The use of animals in this type of training is inadequate, due to the numerous anatomical differences between animals and humans.
  • More than 8,500 pigs and goats are killed every year in this type of training.
  • Human-based methods such as medical simulators are effective and widely available. 


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