Edie Falco Asks Congress to End Animal Killing in the Military

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Since “The Sopranos,” Edie Falco has been busying saving lives as “Nurse Jackie” and as Edie Falco, PETA member. This week she was on Capitol Hill to discuss the bipartisan Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act (H.R. 1243/S. 498), which would phase out the military’s stabbing and shooting of live animals in trauma training.


The BEST Practices Act would spare thousands of animals every year from being shot, stabbed, dismembered, burned, and killed in trauma training drills, and would better prepare military personnel to save the lives of injured troops by requiring the use of superior and life-like human-patient simulators. It would also save millions in taxpayer dollars.

It’s now time for the Pentagon to end the use of animals in cruel trauma drills.

What You Can Do

Please ask your congressional representatives to cosponsor the BEST Practices Act.

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