Campaign Updates: U.S. Navy Kills Animals in Cruel Decompression Tests

The U.S. Navy squeezes the life out of sheep and other 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.

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.


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.

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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