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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 17,609
Sponsored by: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Every single year the U.S. military kills more than 8,500 live animals in combat trauma training courses. It's horrible.

These innocent animals suffer from their birth until their death. First, they're caged and confined, waiting to be shipped off to a training site. When they arrive, the cruelty gets intense. Goats and pigs may have their legs chopped off, throats cut open, or may even be stabbed, shot, and burned to mimic battlefield wounds. Then, they'll be killed.

Senselessly killing animals to teach our military medics is not only wrong — it is ineffective! Simulators provide a much more relevant training experience for our troops, and would save thousands of animal lives each year.

You can help stop this abuse. Sign the petition — urge the Department of Defense to switch to nonanimal training methods once and for all!

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To: Secretary of State, Ashton B. Carter, Department of Defense

I urge the Department of Defense to replace the use of live animals with human-based medical simulation in combat trauma training courses. Instead of harming pigs and goats, combat trauma training courses should be taught using more realistic, effective, high-fidelity medical simulators. Cutting into an animal does not replicate performing a procedure on a wounded service member due to differences in anatomy. Research supports that simulators are better training tools than live animals.

Please end the use of animals in combat trauma training courses immediately. These animals don't deserve to die.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Sep 20, 2017 Kayna Warren
Sep 19, 2017 Emma Spurgin Hussey
Sep 19, 2017 Lara Hembom
Sep 19, 2017 renata bertani
Sep 18, 2017 christa pellikaan
Sep 18, 2017 Stephanie Ayan
Sep 18, 2017 Vikki Hallen
Sep 18, 2017 Sue Bedrick
Sep 18, 2017 Sara Perron
Sep 17, 2017 marina danilova
Sep 17, 2017 Nora Sotomayor
Sep 17, 2017 Jane Parker
Sep 17, 2017 Patricia Chambers
Sep 17, 2017 Geralyn & Michael Frishman
Sep 17, 2017 Gemma Eggleton
Sep 17, 2017 Lucia Sanford
Sep 16, 2017 Penny Mackenzie
Sep 16, 2017 Janet Hall
Sep 15, 2017 Randy Ball
Sep 15, 2017 Tonya Raikes
Sep 15, 2017 Brian Faust
Sep 14, 2017 Corrina Parker
Sep 14, 2017 Lesley Thomas
Sep 14, 2017 Scott Jarvis
Sep 14, 2017 Sharon Lin
Sep 14, 2017 Tanya Lenn
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 13, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 13, 2017 Sophia Lim
Sep 13, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Sep 13, 2017 Martha Jaquith
Sep 13, 2017 Svetlana Babies
Sep 13, 2017 lisa fields WHAT'S THEIR PROBLEM!!
Sep 13, 2017 Joyce Rivera
Sep 13, 2017 Amy Limyao
Sep 13, 2017 jackie lewthwaite
Sep 13, 2017 Adrienne Friederich
Sep 13, 2017 Jill Johnson
Sep 13, 2017 Jennifer Stedman
Sep 12, 2017 Sarah Darling
Sep 12, 2017 Eugenia Turanski
Sep 12, 2017 Mary Soden
Sep 12, 2017 Audrey Elicerio
Sep 12, 2017 Denise Griffin
Sep 12, 2017 Jacalyn Elsoffer
Sep 12, 2017 Carolina Costa
Sep 12, 2017 Sophie Avoustin
Sep 11, 2017 Jennifer Smith
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Sep 11, 2017 Linda Hogue

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