German States Say ‘No’ to U.S. Military’s Animal Abuse

August 2010

Following several official complaints from PETA and a protest by PETA Germany, the German government rejected a U.S. Army application to cut up and kill animals for military trauma training exercises at one of the army’s bases in Germany. Government officials ruled that because humane non-animal training methods are readily available, these cruel and crude laboratories would violate Germany’s animal protection laws.

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