PETA PETITION: Stop Militaries’ World War on Animals!

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More than 80 percent of NATO nations have confirmed to PETA that they do not use any animals for military medical training exercises—including Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Turkey.

This is clear evidence that there is no need to harm animals to prepare military medical personnel to save lives.

Only five NATO nations—Canada, Denmark, Norway, the U.S., and the U.K.—continue to use animals in these barbaric exercises. The Canadian military cuts apart and poisons live pigs with toxic chemicals, the military of Norway shoots live pigs with high-velocity bullets and inflicts numerous life-threatening injuries and bone fractures, and the military of Denmark—with participation from the U.K. Ministry of Defence—subjects live pigs to horrific bullet and blast wounds. The U.S. military stabs, shoots, dismembers, burns, and kills thousands of animals each year as well.

PETA has released disturbing, never-before-seen photographs of live pigs hung from a wooden frame and shot with rifles and handguns during a military training course in Denmark.

Lifelike human simulators that “breathe” and “bleed” and can be used in realistic battlefield scenarios have been shown by military and civilian studies to prepare doctors and medics to treat injured humans more effectively than mutilating and killing animals.

These barbaric animal laboratories also go against the spirit of Canadian, British, Norwegian, and Danish national laws and regulations as well as likely violating European Union law, which requires the use of non-animal training methods whenever possible.

Please take a moment to contact military officials in Canada, Norway, Denmark, and the U.K. and politely and urge them to stop harming and killing animals by joining the overwhelming majority of their NATO allies who use exclusively modern non-animal methods for military medical training exercises.

Petition to sign:https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=F346E60E944FDD78DA58FA5DD82E1F33.app304a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5371&autologin=true&utm_campaign=Trauma%20Training%20NATO&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

PHOTOS: Inside the Secretive Military Training Facility Where Animals Are Mutilated and Killed

Every year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) sends British surgeons to Jægerspris Kaserne in Denmark to take part in invasive and deadly trauma training exercises using live animals, informally known in military circles as “Danish bacon”.

We’ve obtained exclusive photos (from photographer Jørn Stjerneklar) of what happens to animals in these shocking drills. They tell a dark story of abuse and bloodshed.

Troops tie a live pig to a wooden frame by his legs and mark his body with “targets”.

Troops tie a live pig to a wooden frame by his legs and mark his body with “targets”.

A soldier shoots the helpless animal with high-velocity bullets, inflicting severe wounds, bone fractures and organ damage. Harming animals in this way is not permitted in Britain under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

Personnel perform invasive surgery on the maimed and bleeding animal.

Bandaged, with his wounds dressed, the pig is still alive.

Later, the victim’s lifeless body is taken away and disposed of.

There are no Geneva Conventions for animals, but anyone with a sense of right and wrong can see that these gruesome exercises need to stop.

Not only is this a deplorable way to treat animals – it’s also bad for our soldiers. UK troops deserve to have access to the best cutting-edge modern training techniques – military experts recommend high-tech human simulators as the best way to prepare surgeons for battle, methods which are used by 80 per cent of NATO armies.

PETA UK and its German affiliate have appealed to the Danish Minister of Defence, Nicolai Wammen, to end Denmark’s invasive and deadly animal-based trauma training exercises.

You can take action too – please write to Danish authorities asking them to stop these sick drills:

 

SIGN PETITION HERE:-https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=F346E60E944FDD78DA58FA5DD82E1F33.app304a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5371&autologin=true&utm_campaign=Trauma%20Training%20NATO&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

News Link:-http://blog.peta.org.uk/2014/02/photos-inside-the-secretive-military-training-facility-where-animals-are-mutilated-and-killed/

 

 

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Chilling Cruelty in the Down Industry – YouTube

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Footage from Hungary and China, where most down originates, exposes down’s true cost. Find out why compassionate people are ditching down!

The coldhearted and cruel down industry often plucks geese alive in order to get their down— the soft layer of feathers closest to a bird’s skin. These feathers are used to produce clothing and comforters, but for geese, the down industry’s methods are anything but comfortable.

Undercover video footage shows employees on goose farms pulling fistfuls of feathers out of live birds, often causing bloody wounds as the animals shriek in terror. The frightened animals are often squeezed upside down between workers’ knees during the painful procedure—in one instance, an investigator photographed aworker who was sitting on a goose’s neck in order to prevent her from escaping.

Live plucking causes birds considerable pain and distress. Once their feathers are ripped out, many of the birds, paralyzed with fear, are left with gaping wounds—some even die as a result of the procedure. Workers often sew the birds’ skin back together without using any anesthetics.

That’s not all—buying down can also support the cruelty of the foie gras and meat industries because many farmers who raise birds for food make an extra profit by selling their feathers as well. When these birds are slaughtered, they often have their throats cut or are dumped into tanks of scalding-hot water while they’re still conscious.

It’s impossible to tell whether the down used in the products you buy was obtained from live-plucked birds. The only way to stop live plucking and ensure that no birds suffer for your clothing or bedding is to choose cruelty-free materials. Please make the compassionate choice to sign the pledge to go down-free now!

If you haven’t already done so, please share this information on Facebook and Twitter with everyone you know so that they, too, can make the compassionate choice to pledge to be down-free. You can also spread the word to everyone that you come in contact with by wearing “Down Hurts” merchandise! That way, everyone will know that the down industry abuses birds.

Click the following to find out how you can help:-down-investigation.aspx

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