Denmark: Stop hosting training on live animals for British Army!
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Petitioning Jose Manuel Barroso - President of the European Commission , Nicolai Wammen - Danish Ministry of Defence
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Soldiers and surgeons from
the British Army are sent two times a year in Jaegerspris
Kaserne, Denmark for training on live animals – a procedure which is
illegal in the United Kingdom.
As the Daily Mirror’s
investigation points out, live and healthy pigs are fixed in wooden frames
while soldiers blast them with AK-47 riffles or 9mm handguns. In the aftermath
of the shooting, military surgeons operate on the animals, so that they can
gain invaluable experience on how to treat gun wounds. Even if the operation
succeeds, pigs are eventually put down.
As it turns out, about 80
per cent of the NATO countries have ended trauma training on animals and have
adopted modern practice schemes. For example, the Caesar military simulator is
a state-of-the-art equipment that teaches lifesaving skills in a much better
way than the archaic training methods used in Denmark.
Not only are these training
cruel, but they are also illegal. The Danish Animal Welfare Act and EU directives forbid the use of animal testing
when other alternative methods are available.
We ask Denmark to stop these barbaric procedures as soon as possible and
adopt modern military training techniques and thus follow the example of many
other NATO allies. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this petition are those of the author (Ion Popescu) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of YouSign.org.Do you love animals? Are you against animal abuse? Then join our Facebook Group: Animal Voices
Published on November 11, 2013 @ 10:32 h
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