Each year, the Canadian military participates
in a cruel
"live agent training" drill in which live pigs are exposed to toxic chemical weapons.
subjected to this crude exercise suffer from seizures, irregular heartbeats,
difficulty breathing, and bleeding and can even die.
Pigs are not humans! And using pigs
does not prepare trainees to diagnose and treat chemical weapon exposure in
Because valid simulators exist and are being used worldwide, the
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.
Save pigs: Send a polite e-mail to Canadian military officials urging
them to take immediate action to replace the use of animals with superior
non-animal training methods.
Dear [Decision Maker],