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New Videos and Web Site Expose Cruel Military Training

Monkey used in military training video. A vervet monkey spasms violently after being injected with a toxic dose of a chemical that acts as a nerve agent. An instructor plunges a scalpel into a live goat to create traumatic wounds. Two military training videos obtained by PCRM through the Freedom of Information Act reveal the deadly use of animals in medical training.

In one video, trainees perform several invasive procedures on a live, anesthetized goat. The instructor repeatedly points out that goats differ from human casualties in many important ways, including anatomical landmarks and response to treatment. In another video, military personnel give live vervet monkeys an overdose of the drug physostigmine in an exercise designed to simulate the effects of a chemical weapons attack.

You can view these videos on PCRM’s new website, BetterMilitaryMedicine.org.On this comprehensive new site, you can:

  • watch videos revealing the military’s use of goats and monkeys;
  • take action to end these practices;
  • read expert and eyewitness accounts;
  • learn about nonanimal training methods; and
  • read PCRM’s legal petition.

Please visit BetterMilitaryMedicine.org.



 

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