December 11, 2013
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Animal, Animal rights, Animal shelter, Animal welfare, Cruelty to animals, Organizations, Pet Store, Rescues and Shelters, United States
It’s simple: Animals exist for their own reasons—they don’t want to be trapped in the wild, torn away from their families, confined to cages or small tanks, beaten, neglected, abused, or killed. You can relate, right?
The only reason why people eat, wear, confine, and kill animals is because animals can’t fight back. Industries that exploit animals may not listen to the voices of the animals who are crying out for help, but they will listen to yours!
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Whether it’s making sure always to adopt animals from shelters instead of buying from a breeder or a pet store, telling local stores to ditch glue traps, speaking out against dissection or cruel events like “donkey basketball” at school, reporting chained dogs or dogfighting in the local neighborhood, or volunteering at a local animal shelter, we all can make simple decisions that help animals every single day.
Please sign some of the following petitions; WE HAVE TO BE THEIR VOICE:-
June 29, 2013
Animal Abuse, Animal Cruelty, Animal Emotions Behaviour & Instincts, Animal Experiments, Animal Health & Welfare, animals
Bureau of Indian Standards, Cruelty to animals, Crueltyfree, European Union, Humane Society International, India, Israel, Maneka Gandhi
India is the first country in South Asia to ban the testing of cosmetics and its ingredients on animals.
Alokparna Sengupta, Humane Society International (HSI)/India’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign manager, said: “This is a major victory for countless animals who will no longer be made to suffer, and it is a proud moment for India as it becomes the first country in South Asia to end cosmetics cruelty.”
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Cosmetics Sectional Committee, chaired by the Drugs Controller General of India and is in line with the European Union’s stand.
The decision follows appeals from various quarters, including that from the National Advisory Council Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and campaigner for animal rights Maneka Gandhi, to prevent cruelty to animals.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, India, has also been campaigning to end the testing of household products and their ingredients on animals.
Any cosmetic product which carries out animal testing will face action as per provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the Animal Cruelty Act. Violation of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act by any person or corporate manager or owner is liable for punishment for a term which may extend from 3-10 years and shall also be liable to fine which could be Rs.500 to Rs.10,000, or with both.
Dressed as Easter bunnies, three members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India protest against the use of animals in painful and archaic cosmetics tests, near India Gate in New Delhi. File Photo: V.V. Krishnan
The use of modern non-animal alternative tests also becomes mandatory, replacing invasive tests on animals. This means that any manufacturer interested in testing new cosmetic ingredients or finished products must first seek the approval from India’s regulator Central Drug Standards Control Organisation. A manufacturer will be given approval to test only after complying with the BIS non-animal standards.
More than 1,200 companies around the world have banned all animal tests in favour of effective, modern non-animal tests, but many still choose to subject animals to painful tests.
Member of Parliament Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda said, “This is a great day for India and for the thousands of animals who will no longer suffer, yet more work must be done. Our government must go a step further by banning cosmetics products that are tested on animals abroad and then imported and sold here in India. Only then will India demonstrate its commitment to compassion and modern, non-animal research methods and truly be cruelty free.”
Israel and the 27 countries that make up the European Union have implemented both testing and sales bans to bring an end to cosmetics animal suffering in their respective jurisdictions, and HSI is leading the campaign to persuade India to become the next fully cruelty-free cosmetics zone. A sales ban will prevent companies from outsourcing testing and importing animal-tested beauty products back into India for sale.
June 14, 2013
Animal Cruelty, Animal Emotions Behaviour & Instincts, Animal Equality, Animal Experiments, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Rights
Chimpanzee, Endangered Species Act, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, United States, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington Post
“Just received this exciting news in an email from PCRM.”
I am writing with important news. This week, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service proposed extending full endangered species status to all captive chimpanzees in the U.S., including those currently being used in laboratory experiments. If this rule is adopted it could have a major effect on chimpanzees used in experiments.
Currently, while wild chimpanzees are afforded full protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, their captive counterparts are not. The proposed rule extends protection to all chimpanzees, including those currently in laboratories.
The proposed rule follows an announcement earlier this year by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) working group, which recommended that nearly all federally owned chimpanzees currently in laboratories be retired to sanctuaries. We are awaiting NIH’s final plan for implementing those recommendations.
The new rule is another step in the right direction. It is subject to a 60-day comment period, and, of course, PCRM is weighing in. As the Fish & Wildlife Service rulemaking process moves forward we will keep you informed.
For more information about this important proposal, read yesterday’s Washington Post story, which quotes John Pippin, M.D., director of medical affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
In the meantime, you can take action on our other efforts related to the use of animals in experimentation.
Very truly yours,
Neal Barnard, M.D.
Link to PCRM:-http://pcrm.org/research/action-alerts/
April 15, 2013
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2010 FIFA World Cup, Dye, Game reserve, Kruger National Park, Poaching, Rhinoceros, Sabi Sand, Save the Rhino, South Africa, Traffic
“This is a great idea, I hope those that use the horn of any dead rhino suffer appalling reactions & suffer greatly; its’ nothing less than they deserve. If there stupid enough to use rhino horn instead of chewing their own fingernails, I have no sympathy. But, I’m not that happy either, that this pink potion has already killed test subjects; especially a rhino at an event to promote the cocktail. If inadequate studies have been performed to test this cocktail, should it go on, how many more rhino will die through testing; will several dying, justify saving the lives of those that are left? Or is there an easier option to save the rhino?”
“I’m for anything that stops the rhino poachers, dealers & resellers; but not at the cost of losing the lives of an already declining species. If only there was a way to stop poaching, without putting the rhino’s life at risk; to simply catch & use anaesthetics are high risk factors that could end in death, irrelevant of what is going to be implanted into the horn!”
“So think how much it costs in terms of drugs, anesthetics, vets, helicopters, spotters, darts, dart guns, man power etc. to implant something into the horn of one rhino? A rhino, who could die from the anaesthetic or stress of capture: but the process is being done to hopefully stop it being killed by poachers!. Then think of those that go out & poach said species…Why do they do it? Well I’m pretty sure it’s not because they hate the rhino species, they do it for money only, perhaps it’s easy money, which is the attraction; especially when your family are constantly hungry etc.”
” So perhaps the simplest, least cost-effective idea, is being totally overlooked!! Consider the cost of all the above, to one rangers wages & it’s obvious which is the cheaper & most cost-effective way of saving the rhino; more manpower on the ground…but why just rangers already trained up!”!
“What about the poachers? they risk their lives for such a small percentage in wages; so why not turn it around? They only poach for money, so perhaps they could be convinced to fight for the other side, i.e. protecting the rhino & being paid to do so; instead of being paid to kill the rhino! They are already savvy in the knowledge of rhino tracking etc. because they have worked out how & when is the easiest time to kill without being caught. Of course those in charge would have to be diligent, as newly employed protectors of rhino, could easily still work for the poaching kings, on an undercover basis! Inside knowledge could just as easily kill rhino; if done the right way. One just has to think of a way of making poachers protect; instead of kill!
“Perhaps if the government implemented an incentive, to suggest that all rhino poachers who come forward of their own free will, will not be charged for past regressions (otherwise they won’t come; even though I would be so tempted to slap them in chains!) but will be taken on & trained as a special task force, to be paid to save the rhino rather than kill. At the end of the day, it all comes down to money! Rhino potions can not be sold in shops, without those that poach the rhino horn! To stop poaching, one has to think of those at the bottom of the pile, those that do the poaching; because without them, there will be no rhino horn. So give them an incentive to stop, a uniform, a regular weekly income, less risk of being killed by rangers etc. & there might just be a better chance to stop this trade…there is no harm in trying, right??”
Rhino experts discuss a bright approach to keeping poachers away. Please note the following picture has been digitally altered!
This photo has been digitally altered and is not an actual photo of a rhino at Sabi Sand. (Photo: Heinrich van den Berg/Getty)
With over 200 rhinos already dead this year at the hands of poachers in South Africa and no signs of the slaughter slowing, some innovative rhinoceros lovers are stepping up their game.
Wildlife workers at Sabi Sand, a private game reserve at the southernmost tip of Kruger National Park, have injected a special cocktail into 100 rhino horns, turning them pink in an effort to deter illegal horn hunters.
In addition to discoloring the horn, the pink dye can also be detected by airport scanners, even when the horn is ground into a powder to make the high-priced traditional “medicines” that help fuel the killing of rhinos. The hope is to make transport of the illegal product that much riskier.
And that’s not all. There’s poison in the pink
The indelible pink dye is mixed with parasiticides, usually used to control ticks. Though it’s not meant to kill unscrupulous poachers and consumers who ingest the powder, it does have some pretty nasty side effects, including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Ironically, these are some of the symptoms which rhino horn is incorrectly believed to alleviate. (Rhino horns contain nothing more than the same keratin found in fingernails.)
This comes at a time when the demand for traditional “medicines” is growing, says Tom Milliken, Rhino Program coordinator with Traffic, a leading wildlife trade-monitoring network. He says, “There is a whole new market that advertises rhino horn as a successful cancer treatment. It’s being marketed in hospitals to the families of the critically ill. In addition, it has also become a trendy hangover remedy.”
Dr. Susie Ellis, Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation, has concerns about the ethical implications of intentionally poisoning something that may well be ingested, but hopes the project will draw attention to the dire situation.
“If this strategy discourages even one person from buying horn, I think it’s marvelous,” she says.
Milliken also understands the urgency to save every rhino possible, but isn’t sold on this technique. “I’m not sure I fully buy the notion that this dye cocktail has been adequately tested and certified to be non-harmful to rhinos,” he says. “The process of anesthetizing living rhinos to inject the cocktail is time consuming and entails risks; we know of rhinos in the private sector that have died in the process, including one at an event to specifically showcase this particular dye technique.
March 31, 2013
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Chimpanzee, Gabon, Institute of Medicine, National Institute of Health, NIH, Proskauer Rose, United States, Working Group
The United States and the small African nation of Gabon are the only two countries in the world that continue to use chimpanzees as test subjects in behavioural and biomedical research. Such testing has brought little in the way of scientific breakthrough, but has, instead, inflicted a host of horrors on our closest genetic relatives.
Tragically, many chimpanzees have served as research specimens for decades without relief, often confined to small cages with no access to other members of their species or the outdoors—conditions tantamount to physical, emotional, and psychological torture. It is widely acknowledged that such terrible conditions irreparably harm these highly intelligent and social creatures.
Late in 2010, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) forecasted that a change in policy might be on the horizon. After decades of scrutiny and pressure from animal rights groups, the general public and, increasingly, the international community, the NIH requisitioned a study from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to examine the use of chimpanzees in NIH-funded behavioural and biomedical research.
That report, issued one year later in December 2011, concluded that “most current biomedical use of chimpanzees is unnecessary” and suggested that future research on chimpanzees be limited and guided by the following three principles:
(1) the research must be necessary to advance public health;
(2) there is no other suitable research model available; and
(3) the chimpanzee research subjects be maintained in an ethological environment focused on meeting both their social and physical needs.
Following the IOM study, a Working Group was tasked with reviewing the IOM proposals and advising on their implementation. The Working Group issued a report on January 22, 2013, which offered twenty-eight recommendations. The NIH published this report as part of a “Request for Information“ through which it sought public comment on the recommendations.
ALDF, together with pro bono legal counsel from the law firm of Proskauer Rose, once again welcomed the chance to defend captive chimpanzees from the agonies of behavioural and biomedical research.
Although long overdue, the Working Group’s recommendations are an important step forward in the fight for chimpanzee rights. Importantly, the report recommended that “[t]he majority of NIH-owned chimpanzees should be designated for retirement and transferred to the federal sanctuary system.”
The report also proposed dramatic improvements in the housing of research chimpanzees—by requiring them to cohabit in social groups of at least seven individuals and improving the size and layout of their living space, as well as requiring access to the outdoors and veterinary care. These changes to policy, if implemented, would help to alleviate the suffering of chimpanzees used in research.
But they do not go far enough.
To demonstrate that NIH policy is out-of-step with international standards and still lags behind the rest of the world in its treatment of chimpanzees, our comments included a survey of the laws of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, which, particularly in recent years, have banned or otherwise restricted chimpanzee-based research.
Our comments also urged the NIH to embrace public opinion, as polls have shown that a majority of Americans favour banning the practice of experimenting on chimpanzees. Moreover, we exhorted the NIH to follow the lead of other federal government agencies taking steps to provide greater protections for captive chimpanzees. In particular, we highlighted the recent petition to the Fish & Wildlife Service to classify captive chimpanzees, like their wild counterparts, as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.
Accordingly, our comments insisted that the NIH go beyond the Working Group recommendations and implement a ban on all future chimpanzee testing in any NIH-funded research. With such a ban, not only would there be no need to retain at government expense the proposed colony of fifty research-ready chimpanzees, but such resources could be better invested in developing non-animal research models. Indeed, it is our long-term goal that the NIH will forego the recommendation to explore alternative animal research models (such as genetically altered mice), and instead adopt more humane, ethical, and reliable research protocols.
Given recent trends, the NIH should seize this seminal moment in history and stop the suffering of research chimpanzees once and for all. As the Working Group report conceded, “in light of evidence suggesting that research involving chimpanzees has rarely accelerated new discoveries or the advancement of human health for infectious diseases,” it is not logical, ethical, or humane to squander precious government funds to exacerbate the plight of our fellow primates.
“The following made me cry, we have no right to lock up the innocent & perform horrific experiments on them. Why don’t we put all the rapist’s, murderers & child abusers to good use, instead of giving them a warm place to sleep, food, recreation, etc. all that we pay for…experiment on them instead, then at least we would know the drugs being tested, might actually work on humans!!”
Release of chimpanzees, 30 years after undergoing experiments
Uploaded on 7 Sep 2011
March 25, 2013
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Air China, China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Covance, Delta Air Lines, TAM Airlines, United States
Air Cruelty: Inside the Labs of Two of the Largest U.S. Primate Importers
Published on 27 Sep 2012
Shocking undercover and whistleblower footage from inside the laboratories of Covance and Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), two of the largest importers of primates into the United States for use in cruel experiments.
Every year, tens of thousands of nonhuman primates are transported from countries such as China, Mauritius, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia to the U.S. to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments. Some are bred in captivity on cramped, squalid monkey factory farms, while others are stolen from their families in the wild.
The traumatized monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the backs of trucks and the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes, often on passenger flights just below unsuspecting customers.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly 23,000 nonhuman primates were brought into the U.S. in 2010—nearly all of them destined for laboratories. Nearly 3,000 monkeys were imported by animal testing conglomerate Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), where recent photos and video footage leaked by a whistleblower show sick, distraught monkeys suffering horribly from tests in which they were injected with experimental chemicals.
Almost every major airline in the world—including Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Air China, China Southern Airlines,China Eastern Airlines, TAM Airlines, El Al Airlines, and dozens of others—refuses to take any part in this violent industry and prohibits the transportation of primates to laboratories.
However, an increasingly small group of airlines—including Air France, Philippine Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines—continues to profit from animals’ misery by transporting monkeys destined for U.S. laboratories.
Please be a voice for the monkeys who are suffering in the primate trade. Take a minute of your time now to urge airlines that still transport monkeys to U.S. laboratories to join their peers and adopt a formal policy against the transportation of nonhuman primates for use in experiments.
March 14, 2013
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Animal rights, Animal welfare, EARTHLINGS, Gary Yourofsky, Joaquin Phoenix, Moby, Paul McCartney, Shaun Monson
“I posted this, way back in February, but have just noticed the video’s were removed??…so here it is again!”
“Question?, why do humans inflict & perform the most heinous acts of cruelty on animals??
“Answer:- Because they can – simple! Animals can’t talk, they can try to fight back; but when they do, humans just use brute force to overpower them. When you think of it like that…you soon start to realise…it is humans that are the cowards; moreover it is humans are the animals!.”
“By posting this, I’m certainly not trying to convert everyone to become vegetarian or vegan…I’m just sharing the truth about what happens to animals from birth to slaughter. For those that choose to stay meat eaters, watching this might just give you a better understanding of why so many people are choosing to be vegetarian or vegan. Seriously, all I ask is that you try to watch as much as you can…as difficult as it is in some parts…it is very informative.”
“After viewing it, people are entitled to their own opinions regards the subject matter! I am not telling people what they should or should not eat, it’s a personal preference. However, the best thing that has happened since the release of this film, is that public attitudes have changed & paved the way for better animal welfare!”
“More & more people are learning, through video films like this, exactly what happens to animals, & more are demanding changes. Like the great saying by Sir Paul McCartney ”If slaughter houses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian’ not sure about all, but it would change many people!”
“Please read everything below the video first, as this gives information about watching in other languages, turning annotations on & off because this is a multi subtitled video. If you can follow English by listening, then you may want to turn off the subtitles to concentrate of the subject matter. Plus it gives a list of websites full of information about food!”
Earthlings – Full length documentary (multi-subtitles)
Uploaded on 13 Dec 2010
EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society’s tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
PLEASE: don’t run from reality, watch the film and share your thoughts with other viewers in the comments section. Thank you.
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We are all Earthlings – Make the Connection!
About Unity – The next film
UNITY is the newest film by Shaun Monson for Nation Earth. Written and produced over the past five years, it will be released in 2012. The structure of the film comprises six acts, which are as follows: Body, Mind, Heart and Soul, bookended by a Prologue and Epilogue.
The subject of the film focuses on humanity’s propensity for apathy and empathy. Shaun has described UNITY as a film about opposites, or rather, “Why we perceive opposites in one another despite our various religions (88% of the planet is religious), all our Self-Help books, our 12-Step programs, even our philosophies and vast technology.”
The imagery in UNITY will be an intricate collage of everyday life, some beautiful, some horrible. The film is filled with joy, wonder, sorrow and maturity. As with Shaun’s previous film, EARTHLINGS, the editing once again manages to lead viewers into new and intriguing directions by a mix of unprecedented beauty with heart-breaking tragedy. While it is a cautionary tale, UNITY also hopes to introduce a little grace, philosophy and awareness into more lives than ever before.
A web search will reveal how EARTHLINGS has been the subject of some of the most fanciful descriptions, tributes and accolades ever lauded on a documentary, especially one that tackles such a difficult subject matter. And even though the film was roundly ignored by distributors upon its initial release in 2005, there is no doubting the influence the film had on future documentaries dealing with the same topic, including three films by HBO: DEALING DOGS (2006), I AM AN ANIMAL (2007), and DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM (2009), as well as two Academy Award® nominated films in 2010: FOOD INC., and the Best Documentary Feature, THE COVE.
UNITY picks up where EARTHLINGS left off, except instead of focusing on our relationship with animals, the film explores man’s dualistic relationships with each other. Therefore, the point we wish to make with UNITY is to cast a light on this essential contrast between apathy and empathy. Our principle intention is to indicate to those who see the film that we have all (human, animal or tree) sprung from the same root: that root being the earth.
January 12, 2013
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“I’ve been intending to post this for a long time but I never got around to it, until now. I can’t really say any more than is said below; apart from it’s a great speech, one that all should hear!!”
Gary Yourofsky‘s entire inspirational speech held at Georgia Tech in summer of 2010.
Listen to this amazing speaker who will blow away the myths, fill your mind with interesting facts, and help you make ethical choices for a healthy heart and soul. His charismatic and straightforward style is one of a kind – a must-see for anyone who cares about non-human animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
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Another great lecture by James Wildman:
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December 21, 2012
Action Alert, Animal Abuse, Animal Cruelty, Animal Experiments, Animal Rights, Animal slaughter, Animal Torture, Animal Welfare, animals, Animals in entertainment, Entertainment, Petitions to sign please, Purposely Inflicted Harm
Adel Abdessemed, Animal welfare, Centre Georges Pompidou, Centre Pompidou, Marco Materazzi, Paris, Sheep, Zinedine Zidane
I’m posting this on behalf of my mum, Jules, who is still in hospital with another slipped disc. However, mum being mum, she won’t let that come between her passion to try & save the lives of innocent animals, anyway she can! The internet connection she gets from the hospital is virtually nil, therefore she can’t post herself; but she can still receive email via her phone, albeit slowly!!
Anyhow, mum received an email from a friend & fellow animal warrior, which, due to time constraints, mum wanted it posting asap…so here it is. My knowledge of Word press is very limited, I’ve seen mum post many stories but have never done it myself. However, I have step by step instructions from my mum, I just hope I get it right; if I do, I got a feeling this won’t be the last I post on her behalf…just praying she will be home for Christmas.
On Jan.7, 2013 ”artist” Abdel Abdessemedhat wants to enchain a horse, a cow, a goat, a pig, a sheep and a fawn and then kill them with a hammer !!
This “performance” shall take place at Centre Pompidou, one of the most famous museums in Paris !
Translated text from petition site:-
Ladies, Mr. Abdel Abdessemed exposed until January 7, 2013 at Centre Pompidou. Program: a pig, a goat, a sheep, a calf, a cow and a horse being killed with a sledgehammer . The animal is constrained along a wall, the hammer hits, it falls.
And this again, again, and again, in a loop, with only the muffled sound of music metal skull fucks. We must stop the spread of this exhibition n ‘meaningless in the eyes of true artists and art lovers easy.
The Torture of animals is not art, it is cruel , it is not human to disseminate it. This exposure may offend the sensibilities of many people who are for animal protection and therefore does not endorse not everything is kind of special note to art.For this reason I ask that exposure Abdessemed be stopped immediately.
Please sign the following petition to stop this heinous atrocity:-
December 5, 2012
Action Alert, Animal Anatomy, Animal Cruelty, Animal Experiments, Animal Neglect, Animal Rights, Animal Shot, Animal slaughter, Animal Welfare, animals, Animals Used In War & Terrorist Activity, Crimes Against Nature, Freedom of Information Act, Gross Neglect, Health and wellness, PETA, Petitions to sign please, Purposely Inflicted Harm, Sentient beings, Video
Army, Defense Department, Fort George G. Meade, Fort Meade, Goats, Inspector General, Medical simulation, Medical training on live animals, Office of the Inspector General, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, United States Department of Defense
Petition to stop the use of live animals for medical training & replace them with human-based training methods & simulators.
From: MSgt. Maurice B. Rogers, IDMT (Ret.)
When I was training to be a Special Operations medic, I had to surgically access the veins on a live animal and insert a chest tube between the ribs and into the chest cavity. Who would have guessed that more than 20 years later, military training courses would still rely on crude animal-based methods that include shooting and burning live animals?
After my training, I remained a medic until the day I retired, but I never looked back at the live animal training as a useful experience. And today, the argument for replacing animal use in these courses is even stronger. Yet the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to use animals.
In September 2011, the Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort Meade, Md., paid the company SIMMEC Training Solutions $132,160 to shoot more than 100 live animals so military personnel could practice emergency medical procedures in training sessions spread out over one year. Based on what we know about similar Army courses, the animals were also likely burned and had multiple limbs amputated.
Then the animals were killed. SIMMEC failed to provide a veterinarian for one of the training sessions—a violation of its contract and the DoD’s animal use policy. But the Army unit never reported the violation, which is itself a violation. My colleagues at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine learned this through the federal Freedom of Information Act.
I want the DoD Office of the Inspector General to know that these violations could have easily been avoided by using human-based training methods.
One such method is a device that’s worn by an actor and replicates the experience of performing emergency medical procedures on a living human trauma patient—not a pig or goat. Trainees can apply tourniquets, control severe bleeding, and manage collapsed lungs. This simulator also teaches extremity hemorrhage clamping, surgical incisions to the abdominal cavity, hemorrhage control of organs, and suturing or stapling of organs and skin. But it’s not the only option. Other training devices feature lifelike skin, anatomically correct organs, breakable bones, and realistic blood flow.
Please join me in asking the Office of the Inspector General to investigate violations by the Army and SIMMEC. Add your name here, and I’ll present it to the DoD when I file the petition later this month.
Please sign here:-https://www.change.org/petitions/animals-are-being-shot-ask-the-department-of-defense-to-investigate
The following has nothing to do with the above petition, nor the author. However it is linked via subject matter! So I have decided to include it as proof that this cruelty exists etc.
This video was leaked…Please note…Viewer Discretion Strongly Advised
(GRAPHIC) Leaked Video Shows US Military Contractors Mutilating Goat
Published on 20 Apr 2012 by LeakSource2012
Each year, more than 10,000 live animals are shot, stabbed, mutilated, and killed in horrific military training exercises that are supposed to simulate injuries on the battlefield. But the training exercises that are taking place in these highly secret courses bear no resemblance to real battlefield conditions — and they don’t help soldiers save the lives of their injured comrades.
In disturbing, never-before-seen undercover video footage leaked to PETA showing a Coast Guard training course in Virginia Beach, Virginia, instructors with a company called Tier 1 Group, which was hired by the military, are seen breaking and cutting off the limbs of live goats with tree trimmers, stabbing the animals, and pulling out their internal organs. Goats moan and kick their legs during the mutilations — signs that they had not received adequate anaesthesia.
Department of Defense regulations actually require that alternatives to animals be used when available, but this policy is not being enforced.
Unlike mutilating and killing animals, training on simulators allows medics and soldiers to practice on accurate anatomical models and repeat vital procedures until all trainees are confident and proficient. Studies show that medical care providers who learn trauma treatment using simulators are better prepared to treat injured patients than those who are trained using animals. A leading surgeon with the U.S. Army even candidly admitted in an internal e-mail obtained by PETA that “there still is no evidence that (training on animals) saves lives.”
“The above is only part of the text included with the video, the rest can be found at the video site:-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0l-d_yzkxM
Please sign the above petition, to stop the barbaric use of animals to train soldiers & medics; when there are much better more humane methods available!!