Target:
United States Government
Region:
GLOBAL
Website:
www.peta.org

Each year, at least 320,000 primates, dogs, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, cats, and other animals are hurt and killed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in experiments that rank among the most painful conducted in this country.

Because these figures don’t include experiments that were contracted out to non-governmental laboratories or the many sheep, goats, and pigs often shot in wound experiments, the total number of animal victims is actually much higher. The cost to taxpayers for these military experiments is estimated to be in excess of $100 million annually.

Under the banner of defense use, animals are routinely poisened, burned, tortured, shot, mutilated, blown up and injected with diseases they would not normally contract.

Animals have been used to test bullet trajectories when blocks of gel are better, as they allow military weapons experts to permanently freeze the bullet trail, something that doesn’t happen with a sheep or dog; they’ve even been put in slings and shot so that medics could practice cutting away dying tissue, when there are far superior ways to train medics.


The experiments conducted on these animals are cruel, disgusting and disgraceful. Animals are innocent creatures. They don't wage wars; we do. So why should they have to suffer because of us?

All citizens of the world should come together for the peaceful purpose of condemning and demanding an end to this form of terrorism on innocent animals.

We, the undersigned, call upon the United States Government to end this abhorrent treatment of animals by the military.

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