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Help Stop Canada’s Military From Poisoning Pigs

August 27, 2012
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PETA

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Each year, members of the Canadian military travel to Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) in Suffield, Alberta, to participate in a cruel “live agent training” drill in which live pigs are exposed to toxic chemical weapons such as sarin and mustard agents. Pigs subjected to this crude exercise suffer from seizures, irregular heartbeats, difficulty breathing, and bleeding and can even die.

Instead of tormenting animals, other military and civilian training programs around the world now use modern non-animal methods such as lifelike human patient simulators, which—unlike crude procedures on pigs—can be programmed to mimic the human response to a chemical-weapon attack.

In 2011, following a PETA campaign, the U.S. Army replaced the use of animals in its chemical warfare training program, stating that its switch to superior human simulators “was made possible by improved technology, the development of alternative training methods, shifting chemical threat environments, and changes in the medical competencies required of first responders during a chemical incident.” Similarly, doctors working with the Israel Defense Forces have developed an effective chemical attack preparedness course that uses only sophisticated human simulators, noting that, “An animal laboratory session is viewed as unacceptable.”

Because valid simulators exist and are being used worldwide, DRDC’s poisoning of pigs—in addition to being extremely cruel and ineffective—clearly violates Canadian animal welfare guidelines that require that alternatives to the use of animals be used when available.

Please help spare pigs from this archaic and cruel chemical-casualty training right now by sending polite e-mails to Canadian military officials urging them to take immediate action to replace the use of animals with superior non-animal training methods.


live agent training drill,
for innocent pigs
a bitter pill.
no reason to use
such methods,
stop them now,
not later.
use the kinder, more
efficient
human patient
simulator

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2012 12:56 pm

    signed and sent thanks Stacey its good to be back!

    Like

  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    August 27, 2012 1:18 pm

    live agent training drill,
    for innocent pigs
    a bitter pill.
    no reason to use
    such methods,
    stop them now,
    not later.
    use the kinder, more
    efficient
    human patient
    simulator

    Like

  3. August 28, 2012 7:32 am

    Reblogged this on delia1979.

    Like

  4. June 26, 2014 6:15 pm

    Those who kill posion or bad evil things too Jeovah s Pets will be no more ! Any Person so please don’t do this. This is wrong.

    Like

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