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Help Stop the Army From Mutilating and Killing Animals

September 28, 2010
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The U.S. Army is once again applying for a permit to cut apart and kill animals in cruel and crude trauma training exercises in the district of Oberpfalz (Bavaria, Germany), even though the Army’s first application was withdrawn because of overwhelming public opposition to the plan. Its second application was also recently denied because officials said that the animal laboratories would violate Germany’s animal protection law, since effective non-animal methods are available for use in the training instead.

Germany’s own Armed Forces has written to PETA, stating: “[T]he armed forces do no animal tests for training purposes. For training exercises the soldiers learn with really good models and the doctors don’t need animal experiments.”

The U.S. Army’s own Alfred V. Rascon School of Combat Medicine at Fort Campbell does not use animals in its trauma program, stating that “[t]raining on [simulators] is more realistic to providing care for a person than training on animals.”

Please help spare animals from these cruel and deadly trauma training exercises right now by sending polite e-mails to German government officials urging them to stop the U.S. Army from pursuing permits for trauma training in Germany.

Sample e-mail text is provided HERE to help you draft your message. We encourage you to use your own words and phrasing to personalize your message.

MESSAGE TEXT

I was shocked to learn that the U.S. Army is still trying to obtain a permit to conduct cruel and deadly trauma training exercises on animals in Oberpfalz (Bavaria, Germany). Oberpfalz officials have already denied the Army’s previous application because they determined that this training would violate Germany’s animal welfare law, since effective non-animal methods–which are already used by the German military–are available. Germany’s own Armed Forces has written to PETA, stating: “[T]he armed forces do no animal tests for training purposes. For training exercises the soldiers learn with really good models and the doctors don’t need animal experiments.” The US Army’s Alfred V. Rascon School of Combat Medicine at Fort Campbell also does not use animals in its trauma program, stating that “[t]raining on [simulators] is more realistic to providing care for a person than training on animals.” Clearly, animals are not needed to teach trauma management skills.

I respectfully urge you to take swift and decisive action to prevent this cruelty from taking place in Germany. Thank you.

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From PCRM: The use of goats and pigs for combat trauma training is suboptimal due to, among other issues, the animals anatomical and physiological differences from humans. Compared with humans, goats and pigs have smaller torsos and limbs, thicker skin, and important differences in anatomy of the head and neck, internal organs, rib cage, blood vessels, and airway. Many of these differences are demonstrated in the appended training film for the Army Medical Departments Tactical Combat Medical Care (TCMC) course. The instructor in the training film repeatedly references significant differences between training on live goats and human casualties.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2010 4:42 pm

    Its just evil animals have feeling to .

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  2. Laura permalink
    September 28, 2010 7:53 pm

    Holy crap, it just goes on and on. Goats and all other animals are wonderful, precious, lovable creatures, whether cute or cuddly or not. What in the hell is wrong with people?! The human race is leaving as the only option their own annihilation.

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  3. October 1, 2010 1:27 pm

    How can they do such a thing, all our animals are precious there’s absolutely no need for this at all.

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