Animals are Not Ours

Animals are Not Ours

URGENT: Tell Congress to End Military Trauma Training on Animals

Action is limited to U.S. residents only.

Thousands of live animals are shot, stabbed, dismembered, and burned every year in cruel and crude U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) trauma training exercises!

This is happening even though the military already relies on the use of life-like simulators and other effective non-animal training methods and even though DOD regulations require that alternatives to animals be used when available.

Violent military exercises continue regularly across the U.S., even though most civilian facilities and many military facilities have already replaced animal laboratories with superior life-like simulators that breathe, bleed, and even "die." And nearly 80 percent of the U.S.' NATO allies don't use animals for military medical training.

Unlike mutilating and killing animals, training on simulators allows medics and soldiers to practice on accurate anatomical models and repeat vital procedures until all trainees are confident and proficient. Studies show that medical-care providers who learn trauma treatment using simulators are better prepared to treat injured patients than those who are trained using animals.

HELP: Please send a polite e-mail to your congressional representatives urging them to cosponsor the bipartisan BEST Practices Act (H.R. 1243/S. 498). As a courtesy, we'll let you know whether your members of Congress cosponsor this bill or choose not to.


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