After more than two
years of urging from PETA, the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) confirmed
that it completely replaced its cruel use of ferrets for pediatric intubation
training. During this training, ferrets had plastic tubes repeatedly forced
down their delicate windpipes as many as 10 times each session. Repeated
intubation in ferrets can cause bleeding, swelling, pain, scarring, collapsed
lungs, and even death. Instead of using animals, NMCP will now use only modern
simulators that accurately replicate human anatomy and physiology and better
teach this lifesaving skill.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.