Thousands of animals are mutilated and killed by the military in trauma training exercises every year—even though superior, non-animal alternatives are available. In the current drills, live pigs are shot, stabbed, and burned, and the legs of live goats are broken and cut off with tree trimmers. These barbaric acts take place on many military bases in the U.S. and around the world.
Now is your chance to help end the suffering and death of animals used in trauma training drills. Please take a few minutes to read more about these cruel exercises, and take action now.
Trauma Training 101
Every year, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) conducts cruel trauma training exercises in which animals are used as stand-ins for wounded troops. Medical personnel at military installations across the nation critically injure thousands of live animals before killing them.
“No animal model can adequately duplicate the anatomy and physiology of injuries inflicted upon the human body in war.”
—Michael P. Murphy, M.D., vascular surgeon, Indiana University School of Medicine, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004, 2007)