Pigs Shot, Stabbed & Poisoned with Chemical Agents by Canadian Military
Despite the existence of superior lifelike human-simulators and high-tech education techniques, the Department of National Defence (DND) still uses cruel methods of animal testing to train medical personnel on treating major trauma injuries, as well as chemical agent exposure.
In trauma drills on Canadian military bases, pigs are shot, stabbed, and cut apart. Live agent training techniques deployed by the DND involve exposing pigs to sarin gas, mustard gas, and other chemical agents to induce seizures, irregular heartbeats, difficulty breathing, and bleeding.
In addition to the cruelty inherent in such exercises, the program proves to be a considerably substandard training exercise due to the major differences between laboratory and real world conditions.
Twenty-three out of 28 NATO nations already refuse to use animals for military medical training. Take action to ask Canada to join the majority of our NATO allies in choosing not to shoot, stab, poison, or dismember animals in military training exercises.