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Protestor’s Special Op Against Army General

Written by PETA | October 6, 2011

You say you want a revolution? Well, you know, one protester got a swift response when he demanded change from U.S. Army Major General Nick Justice. While the ironically named military man was speaking in front of peers at a conference at the University of Maryland, a PETA member leapt up in front of the crowd and called Justice out for allowing cruel chemical casualty training exercises on live vervet monkeys:

At the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground, where Justice is the commanding general, vervet monkeys are injected with severe drug overdoses, which cause them to seize, twitch, vomit, and even stop breathing. One trainee compared a monkeys’ reaction to a Chihuahua “s***ting razor blades.” The exercises are a medieval attempt at recreating the effects of a nerve agent attack on humans, but because the human response and the monkey response are quite different, trainees leave ill-prepared to handle such a crisis.

More enlightened U.S. military chemical casualty training programs use only sophisticated human-patient simulators that can be programmed to mimic actual human responses to a nerve agent attack.

You say you got a real solution? Well, you know, you can ask the White House to require Aberdeen Proving Ground to switch to superior human-patient simulators and save animal and human lives by adding your name to this petition.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Tara says:

    Please stop using these poor monkeys for your horrible experiments. It is unnecessary and inhumane. Treat ALL living things with respect!

  • Tina says:

    Stop it now!

  • romanda thurston says:

    In times when the governement has not enough money to open schools everyday or to run school busses, it seems to be no problem to finance unnecessary cruelties. As this is definately not wanted by the majority of citicens, it is also a matter of democracy.

  • Ellie says:

    Please switch to more humane methods, there is no need to use non-human animals. It is cruel, pointless and scientifically worthless.

  • Dil Siri says:

    pls stop this inhuman barbaric act on innocent animals and give their rights .. its not fair to abuse and misuse of any living being . animals do feel and they have pain just like us , sadly no one hears their voice, we are living in a era that we got plenty of things to eat , dress , without hurting any animals .pls put to an end to this cruelty . thank you .. Ms Dil Siri

  • Deb Fahey says:

    All these experimenters should be incarcerated. The US government is lacking in so many ways. This torture should be stopped NOW! How can people get up and just go about their business knowing that this cruelty is going on every day everywhere.

  • sandra lenart says:

    These experiments need to be stopped right away and replaced with non humane methods.

  • olja says:

    I can’t watch any of these videos, but I really appreciate that at least someone is strong enough to try something! Thx!

  • Debra Bouton says:

    MUST STOP THIS!

  • Vince says:

    Stop torturing and killing animals in the name of war, just because the human race is barbaric and sick there’s no need to inflict it on the animals.

  • Deborah Salonek says:

    Please stop these barbaric and painful torture whuch is totally unnecessary!

  • Jilan Ricci says:

    I am so disgusted by the way these animals are treated that it makes me lose faith in my supposed civilized country. I constantly criticize other countries for inhumane activities against animals when my own country is NO better. We should set an example for the rest of the world what it means to be humane and treat all living creatures with respect! These experiments MUST stop.

  • SHERYL LONG says:

    AGAIN! Human stupidity prevails!!!

  • michelle says:

    Thank you for standing up against practices that are so unethical against the precious monkeys.

  • Deborah Burton says:

    Please help stop this barbaric practice! It’s absolutely digusting!!!

  • Deborah Burton says:

    This barbaric suffering inflicted on these poor monkeys is absolutely digusting! It needs to be stopped immediately!!

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