The U.S. Navy squeezes the life out of animals in deadly decompression and oxygen toxicity experiments. Not only are these tests pointless, they’re also inconsistent with international standards adopted by our allies that no longer use animals for such tests. PETA is demanding that the U.S. Navy end these horrific experiments, and you can help.
Victory! Cruel Navy-Funded Decompression Tests on Sheep CANCELED
February 1, 2023
Victory for sheep! Documents recently obtained by PETA show that the gruesome decompression experiments on sheep that the U.S. Navy was funding—which were awarded more than $389,000 in taxpayer money—at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been abruptly stopped up to two years ahead of schedule, following our campaign. The sheep formerly slated for these tests will be spared the agony of cardiovascular collapse, spinal cord injury, and paralysis. PETA is continuing to lead the push for the Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense to get in line with international standards by not supporting deadly and pointless decompression and oxygen toxicity experiments on any animals at any institutions.
PETA Video Blasts U.S. Navy for Horrific Decompression Tests
December 27, 2022
PETA’s latest push for the U.S. Navy to end its decompression and oxygen toxicity experiments on sheep and other animals is a heartrending video exposing how the terrified animals suffer during these gruesome tests. The video compilation, being blasted across social media, urges supporters to ask the military department’s top brass to stop these deadly experiments and switch to animal-free, human-relevant testing methods.
Dear USNavy, Being “a global force for good” starts by ditching fatal decompression tests that kill sheep. Save lives by making the switch to superior, animal-free research methods!
New PETA Ad Blitz Targets U.S. Navy’s Cruel Decompression Tests
November 17, 2022
PETA has launched an eye-catching ad blitz on The Hill’s website, featuring a sheep urging the U.S. Navy to stop squeezing her and other animals to death in cruel decompression tests.
‘Crying Sheep’ Crashes Navy League Dinner Over Cruel Decompression Tests
November 10, 2022
A “sheep” and a flock of PETA supporters crashed the Navy League of the United States’ 120th Anniversary Dinner—during which U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro received a Distinguished Service Award—demanding that the U.S. Navy end its undistinguished decompression and oxygen toxicity experiments on sheep and other animals and instead use animal-free, human-relevant methods.
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‘Sheep’ Follows Navy Secretary to Symposium, Demanding an End to Cruel Deep-Dive Tests
November 2, 2022
While U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro was delivering his speech at the 2022 Naval Submarine League Annual Symposium & Industry Update, a large “sheep” and a flock of PETA supporters were outside, demanding that the U.S. Navy end its agonizing decompression and oxygen toxicity experiments on sheep and other animals and instead use animal-free, human-relevant methods.
PETA President @IngridNewkirk & a giant sheep showed up to confront @SECNAV about the @USNavy's gruesome decompression experiments!
The Navy is literally SQUEEZING THE LIFE OUT OF SHEEP & other animals—join us in urging it to end these torture tests ➡️ https://t.co/ySuhvUsWKP pic.twitter.com/IlnyuyDkLt
— PETA (@peta) November 3, 2022
Larger-Than-Life ‘Sheep’ Turns Heads at Naval Conference
October 25, 2022
Naval service members—along with U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, who gave the keynote address—were met with an unexpected sight on AFCEA NOVA Naval IT Day: a giant “sheep.” Sheep tortured by the U.S. Navy in cruel decompression illness and oxygen toxicity experiments aren’t able to demand their freedom, but PETA’s “sheep” mascot stopped by to urge the Navy’s top brass to permanently end these horrific tests on animals and replace them with human-relevant, non-animal research methods.
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Giant ‘Sheep’ Demands That Secretary of the Navy End Cruel Decompression Tests
October 20, 2022
PETA supporters led by a giant “sheep” descended on the 2022 Defense Conference—during which U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro gave the keynote address—to confront the U.S. Navy over its agonizing decompression and oxygen toxicity experiments on sheep and other animals, whose spinal cords are injured in simulated deep dives. PETA is urging the U.S. Navy to end these horrific tests permanently and replace them with human-relevant, non-animal research methods.