Each year approximately 8,500 goats and pigs are wounded or killed in U.S. military trauma training. They endure cruel and unnecessary procedures that often involve amputations, stab wounds, and severe burns.
The Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act of 2013 (H.R. 3172/S. 1550), a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson (GA) and Sen. Ron Wyden (OR), would prohibit the use of animals in live military combat trauma training after 2016.
The BEST Practices Act would replace live animal use with more effective, human-based training methods. According to Sen. Wyden, this alternative “can provide extremely life-like training simulations that better represent the anatomy of a soldier and more realistically simulate the conditions on the battlefield.”
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