Even though more than 80 percent of the U.S.' NATO military allies do not use any animals to train their medical personnel, five NATO nations—Canada, Denmark, Norway, the U.S., and the U.K.—continue to shoot, burn, stab, and kill animals in cruel and archaic military medical training drills!
The Canadian military cuts apart and poisons live pigs with toxic chemicals. The military of Norway shoots live pigs with high-velocity bullets and inflicts life-threatening injuries and bone fractures. The militaries of Denmark and the U.K. subject live pigs to horrific bullet and blast wounds. And the U.S. military stabs, shoots, dismembers, burns, and kills thousands of animals each year as well.
Lifelike human simulators that "breathe" and "bleed" can be used in realistic battlefield scenarios and have been shown by military and civilian studies to prepare doctors and medics to treat injured humans more effectively than methods involving the mutilation and killing of animals.
What can you do to help? Take a moment to contact military officials in Canada, Norway, Denmark, and the U.K. and politely and urge them to stop harming and killing animals!
Photos: Jørn Stjerneklar
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