The National Defense Authorization Act will stop the use of animals in military trainings.
The New Year brings good news for our four-legged friends. By signing the National Defense Authorization Act on January 2, President Obama has called for an end to the use of live animals in military training. Previously, the military used animals—usually pigs or goats—in combat-trauma training courses that involved injuring the animals (often amputating their limbs or shooting them) so that trainees could practice medical intervention on the victims, as they might an injured soldier on the battlefield. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has long lobbied to end the cruel practice, especially in light of the available human-based alternative methods, which will now be implemented.
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