A panel of medical experts testified in a German
court that alternatives to the use of animals in military trauma training
exercises are available and that stabbing, dismembering, and killing animals
for this training is unjustifiable. The testimony prompted a U.S. military
contractor to voluntarily withdraw a lawsuit seeking permission to use animals
for this purpose. The contractor's application had previously been
rejected by the Thuringian Ministry for Social Affairs, Family and Health. This
decision follows repeated denials by German government officials of
several U.S. Army applications to conduct trauma training exercises on animals
after hearing from PETA and our members.
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.