Written by PETA
For two years, we've been protesting the U.S. government's declaration of war on animals. The military abuses thousands of healthy animals in trauma training exercises, even though superior non-animal methods are available. In these exercises, pigs are shot, stabbed, and burned; goats have their legs broken with bolt cutters and cut off with shears; and monkeys are poisoned with toxic chemicals.
Now, U.S. Representative Bob Filner (D-Calif.) has joined the effort to replace the cruel and crude use of animals in military medical training by introducing the BEST Practices Act (H.R. 4269). This act, if passed, would replace the current deadly use of live animals with sophisticated, human-focused training methods, such as high-tech human patient simulators, that better prepare soldiers to treat their fallen comrades on the battlefield.
This week, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is leading Citizen Lobbyist Week, encouraging people across the country to back the BEST Practices Act and speak out in behalf of the pigs, goats, and monkeys who are tormented on military bases. You can take action by asking your congressional representative to support the bill. Get out your pleather boots, soldiers—here's to no more animal casualties!
Written by Logan Scherer
I understand that it is the German government which has the power to choose whether or not the US Army performs these actions, as it is on their land, and I understand that we want to encourage them to continue what they've been doing so far, but I don't feel as if we should be harassing the Germans in such a way.
they have already denied the request twice, and also have animal protection laws. should we not be getting to the root of the problem and finding ways to push the US government in adopting these same attitudes rather than harassing the wrong people? eventually all that will happen is that the German government will get very agitated with the mass number of identical e-mails that they are receiving from foreigners about this issue; as much as they may appreciate this support, there is only so many times you can read the exact same message before you get fed up with the whole ordeal.
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