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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Help Find The Biker Who Killed Dog

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THE RSPCA is trying to find a man who deliberately hit and killed a dog with his motorbike in Hampshire.

A man was walking his ten-year-old German Shepherd Zena, when a man appeared on a road-legal type motorcross bike, sped up and drove straight at the dog. 

The impact of the collision with the bike threw Zena 25 feet across the ground causing multiple injuries and her heart stopped beating minutes later.

It happened at around 1.30pm on 16 August 2012 on heathland owned by the Ministry of Defence, in Aldershot.

The area is like a disused quarry and is known locally as Caesar’s Camp, an area popular with walkers.

The dog owner heard the motorbike in the distance and put Zena on her lead for safety but although the biker appeared to stop in the distance and stare right at the dog walker, who was in plain sight, he still headed straight towards him.

Zena’s owner, who lives in Farnham, Surrey, said: “It was a nice day and we were in full view with lots of space around us but the man on the bike seemed to stop, look right at me and then he speeded up to around 60 miles per hour and headed flat out towards us – I honestly thought I was going to die but instead he hit my beautiful dog.

“As she lay on the ground dying, he carried on riding his bike around and around the area and eventually when I shouted that my dog was dead and then got my camera out to take a picture of the man, he eventually rode off.”

The dog owner immediately reported it to Hampshire and Surrey police and later to the MOD police and RSPCA.

Zena’s owner, who had had her since she was 11-months-old, said:

“I have gone over it in my mind, I know he could see us, he even stopped as though he was trying to intimidate me and then he rode at full speed in our direction.

“There was plenty of space for him to swerve or slow down if he wanted – it was no accident.

“I cannot even imagine what would cause anyone to behave in such a way and I am stunned, I have lost my companion and my friend, she was such a lovely dog.”

RSPCA chief inspector, Dave Fox said:

“Doing this job you get used to all manner of cruel things being done to animals but I can honestly say that this unbelievable act of cruelty is one of the worst I have seen.

“Not only did it cause no end of suffering to a much loved pet but what the poor owner went through is horrendous.”

The man on the bike never removed his helmet but from his frame and the way he was dressed, he is thought to be a younger man. The bike he was riding was a KTM EXC/Super Moto. This is a road legal bike (unlike a normal Moto Cross bike) as it’s fitted with lights and indicators so could be ridden on the road subject to the necessary road tax and insurance.

Under the Animal Welfare Act, anyone found guilty of causing deliberate suffering to an animal can face up to six months in prison and/or a £20,000 fine.

Anyone who recognises the man on the motorbike or has information about this incident is urged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for inspector England who is investigating. Calls are in confidence

News Link:http://www.capitalfm.com/southcoast/on-air/news-travel/local-news/help-find-biker-who-killed-dog/

 

SPARE THE BEARS EVENT – JULY 14 – LONDON!

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Bears continue to be cruelly killed for The Queen’s Guardscaps – and we have an eye-catching, fun way for you to show your support for PETA‘s campaign to save them!

On 14 July, we will be holding a 5k walk through some of central London’s most famous locations, and we need YOU and your teddy bear to join us. PETA aims to get as many people as possible to march through the streets of London for PETA’s “Spare the Bears” event. The dress code for the walk is all black, but you’re also welcome to dress up in a bear costume!

It can take the entire hide of one Canadian black bear to make just one cap. Bears can be shot several times before they die, and some escape and bleed to death. In some Canadian provinces, there are no restrictions on the shooting of mothers who have nursing cubs, leading to the slaughter of entire families during hunts.

We need to send a clear message to the Ministry of Defence that the slaughter of wildlife for The Queen’s Guards’ ceremonial headwear is unacceptable and that the time has come for them to go fake for the bears’ sake. Don’t delay – register today, and please let your friends, family and colleagues know about the event!

To register, leave your details below, and we will be in touch throughout the run-up to the event with further details.

Register:-http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=15335&ea.tracking.id=pukaeadv&ea.url.id=93345&ea.campaigner.email=Epjt6PJXAKEfQnbMD4LEUER1fonQHQjD&ea_broadcast_target_id=0

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