In a shocking turn of events, the U.S. Army has reversed its ban on weapon-wounding tests on animals, now allowing dogs, cats, monkeys, and marine animals to be subjected to these gruesome experiments. PETA is calling for a cease-fire and a reinstatement of the ban, and we need your help!
Please join us by taking action below.
Call the U.S. Army at 703-695-1717.
Here are some suggested talking points:
- Please ban the use of dogs, cats, primates, marine mammals, and all other animals in weapon-wounding tests, which are currently permitted by U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command “Policy 84.”
- Animals are poor stand-ins for humans due to significant physiological differences between species, which make the results of such tests useless.
- These tests are cruel, deadly, and unreliable. Please adopt accurate and animal-free wound research methods, which are widely available.
If the Army attempts to deny that it’s pursuing or allowing weapon-wounding tests on animals, here are some suggested talking points:
- The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s Policy 84 now explicitly permits formerly banned laboratory experiments using weapons to inflict wounds on dogs, cats, primates, and marine mammals, stating, “The purchase or use of dogs, cats, nonhuman primates, or marine mammals to inflict wounds upon using a weapon for the purpose of conducting medical research, development, testing, or evaluation must be approved by the USAMRDC Animal Care & Use Review Office … prior to initiation.”
- In May 2022, the USAMRDC confirmed in a letter to PETA that there is at least one weapon-wounding experiment on dogs, cats, primates, or marine mammals but claimed that it’s “classified … ‘in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.’”
- In March 2023, Politico reported that the Pentagon had recently exposed primates to “pulsed radio frequency” directed energy weapons (or DEW) and that the Army paid $750,000 through September 2023 to inflict brain injuries on 48 ferrets using radio wave DEWs, both to study anomalous health incidents associated with Havana syndrome.
After you’ve taken action on our alert, please visit the following social media pages for the U.S. Army.
Post polite comments urging them to replace the department’s cruel weapon-wounding experiments with animal-free research methods, which are more effective, ethical, and economical.