U.S. Coast Guard: Stop Using Goats in Horrific Training Exercises

OK folks, it’s time to stand up for our beloved goaties. From PETA:

Each year, more than 10,000 live animals are shot, stabbed, mutilated, and killed in horrific military training exercises that are supposed to simulate injuries on the battlefield. But the training exercises that are taking place in these highly secret courses bear no resemblance to real battlefield conditions—and they don’t help soldiers save the lives of their injured comrades.

In disturbing, never-before-seen undercover video footage leaked to PETA showing a Coast Guard training course in Virginia Beach, Virginia, instructors with a company called Tier 1 Group, which was hired by the military, are seen breaking and cutting off the limbs of live goats with tree trimmers, stabbing the animals, and pulling out their internal organs. Goats moan and kick during the mutilations—signs that they had not received adequate anesthesia.

I can’t bear to watch the video, but I can send a polite email to “U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security officials urging them to take immediate action to comply with federal regulations and completely replace the use of animals in military trauma training with superior non-animal training methods.”

And you can too, right here, and help this and 11 other goats who are depending on you — and you alone:

Baby goat courtesy of PETA

Baby goat courtesy of PETA

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12 Responses to “U.S. Coast Guard: Stop Using Goats in Horrific Training Exercises”
  1. Jim Conner
    07.08.2012

    Not at all necessary to use goats for the experiments.

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    michelle Reply:

    Agreed! Thanks for coming by, Jim :)

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  2. 07.08.2012

    Oh. My. God.

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    michelle Reply:

    “Horrific” doesn’t really begin to describe it, does it Marigold?! *sigh*

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  3. Joanna
    07.08.2012

    And they wonder why our young people in the military are committing suicide at alarming rates. Could it be that this culture of gratuitous violence gets to them?

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    michelle Reply:

    I cannot imagine having to do this under any circumstances, let alone as part of my job. Ugh.

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  4. Gil
    07.08.2012

    Email sent.

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    michelle Reply:

    Thanks Gil! Maaaaa!

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  5. 07.17.2012

    No animal should endure the mutilation that takes place in trauma training programs within the armed forces. Especially when there are other means (simulators) other than killing an innocent animal. Kudos to PETA for reporting this!!!!

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    michelle Reply:

    Agreed Dee! Thanks for your support :)

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  6. tori
    09.06.2012

    Fuuucccckkkkk. Why goats?? Why our Ny babies dying!?!

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