March 28, 2012
Let your member of Congress know that you support the BEST Practices Act and ask him or her to become a co-sponsor of the bill that will improve military medical training by replacing the outdated use of animals.
In our continuing effort to educate Congress about the impressive
advances being made by the developers of nonanimal, human-based military
medical training, last week we put on a show on Capitol Hill. We needed a
lot of heavy plastic sheeting to catch all of the fake blood.
Please keep in mind that these are not images of real humans:
A former military medic checks on the “casualty” wearing the Cut Suit while attendees look on.
Attendees get a close look at the inner workings of the Cut Suit.
Remember, this is not real!
The impressive devices—including a replica of an injured soldier with his
legs blown off—were accompanied by a statement from Congressman Bob Filner,
D-Calif., ranking member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and lead
sponsor of the BEST Practices Act, which would end the military's use of
animals in combat trauma training courses. Rep. Filner made it clear that
the time is now to replace the use of goats and pigs—more than 6,000 every
year—in these courses.
"If you care about the troops, this is the most effective way of training," explained Rep. Filner. Now is the time for your Member of Congress to sign on as a co-sponsor of the BEST Practices Act.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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