U.S. Navy Kills Animals in Cruel Decompression Tests

The U.S. Navy is paying experimenters to squeeze the life out of animals in crude and often deadly decompression sickness and oxygen toxicity experiments, even though the navies of the U.K. and France have banned such tests. PETA is urging the U.S. Navy to sink these pointless experiments now, and we need your help!

navy sheep experiments

Documents obtained by PETA show that the gruesome decompression experiments on sheep that the U.S. Navy had been funding at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been abruptly stopped years ahead of schedule, following PETA’s letter to the secretary of the Navy. But the military branch is still testing on other animals.

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Call the U.S. Navy at 703-695-0965.

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Then please visit the following social media accounts and post polite comments urging them to replace the agency’s barbaric decompression illness and oxygen toxicity tests on animals with more effective, ethical, and economical animal-free research methods.

U.S. Navy’s Instagram Page

Secretary of the Navy’s Instagram Page

And please visit the following social media pages for the universities that are conducting these tests for the Navy—Duke University, the University of California–San Diego, the University of Maryland–Baltimore (UMB), and the University of South Florida (USF)—and post polite comments urging them to stop these painful, useless experiments.

Duke’s Instagram Page

USF’s Instagram Page

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind