Activists Sound the Alarm on Fort Carson’s Cruel Trauma Training

Published by PETA.

In case it’s never been said before, I’m going to go ahead and say it: Colorado activists rock!

Activists in Colorado Springs showed that they are fed up with Fort Carson for stabbing and reportedly burning and shooting live goats in bloody trauma-training exercises that attempt to mimic human battlefield injuries. They staked out a busy intersection near Fort Carson and got busy alerting commuters that the exercises are not only cruel but also archaic and unnecessary.


PETA “troops” expose Fort Carson’s dirty little secret.
Ft. Carson demo

An activist makes darn sure that no driver gets by without getting the message.
Ft. Carson demo

PETA signs caught the attention of many military folk on their way to the Fort Carson base.
Ft. Carson demo


Oh, did I mention that some of the activists in attendance were ex-military? You know that things are shady when even former soldiers start breaking rank. (I can think of a few other soldiers who would probably agree.)

Written by Jennifer Cierlitsky

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