Ask Your U.S. Representative to Become a Co-Sponsor of H.R. 1417, the BEST Practices Act

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Originally Posted: 8 April 2011

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Become a Co-Sponsor of H.R. 1417, the BEST Practices Act

[Ed. Note: Also read Human-Based "Military Training" Methods - Updated. There ARE Alternatives to Animal Testing.]

FROM  Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

ACTION

Tell your U.S. Representative to support H.R. 1417, the BEST Practices Act which would end the use of live animals in military weapons trainings.

Sign an online petition

And/Or make direct contact:

Contact your U.S. Representative

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Each year in Department of Defense (DOD) courses, more than 6,000 pigs and goats are wounded and killed in combat trauma training courses. In these courses, military trainees practice medical procedures on anesthetized animals. At the end of each course, the animals are killed.

The DOD has defended this practice despite the overwhelming evidence that a transition to human-based alternatives would provide a better educational experience for our service members. These medical procedures are taught in the civilian world almost exclusively without the use of live animals.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!