Don’t Kill and Mutilate Goats During Army Training Exercises

Target:  Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle, commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base in San Antonio, Texas

Goal: Don’t allow goats to be mutilated and killed during trauma training exercises at Fort Sam Houston.

According to a whistleblower at Fort Sam Houston, Army Reserve medics will soon be forced to kill and mutilate goats during trauma training exercises. The source says that Army Reserve medics will shoot or stab the goats, and they will then cut the animals open to practice doing surgical procedures. These crude training exercises are unnecessary in the modern age because human simulators are available. In both civilian and army medical studies, these human simulators were proven to teach battlefield medical skills as well as or better than shooting and operating on animals.

Video obtained by PETA shows brutal scenes of goats being mutilated and killed in army training exercises across the country. During the military trauma training, goats allegedly have their limbs fractured and cut off. They have holes cut into their limbs and throat, and they are subjected to landmine blasts and propane burns. The torture these animals are put through is truly horrific, and it is completely unnecessary in the modern age. Many army medical schools and training centers do not use live animals anymore, including Alfred V. Rascon School of Combat Medicine at Fort Campbell and the Navy Trauma Training Center.

With superior modern technology available, there is no reason to kill goats during army medical training. Sign this petition to demand that Fort Sam Houston does not go through with their alleged plan to use goats in their training exercises.


Dear Brigadier General Pringle,

I’m writing to urge you not to use live goats in your Army Reserve medic training. During this training, goats are allegedly shot, stabbed, and have their limbs cut off. The animals are also reportedly subjected to propane burns and landmine blasts. All of this cruelty is completely unnecessary in modern times, when there are human simulators available.

Numerous army medical schools and bases have stopped using goats in their training because human simulators are better for teaching battlefield medical skills. Many leading medical and veteran organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association and the National Medical Association, have joined campaigns against the practice of using live animals in medical training.

There is no reason to torture and mutilate goats when there is an alternative available. For the good of the animals who are subjected to painful deaths, please do not use goats in the training for your Army Reserve medics.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Michael Gaida

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  1. This is an obscenity what vile kind of people are you? Animals feel fear, pain and stress yet you condemn these poor defenseless animals to torture abuse and death just so you can train. What BIG men you are to do this to an animal. This just shows the world how backward and vile you are. Shame on you all.

  2. Army mutilate animals. WHAT??? We thought army’s job is to protect NOT kill and torture!!!!!!!!! Are we training soldier to help and save or to kill and mutilate?????? God poor animals, what they go thru because of heart less humans!!!

  3. Rebecca Martello says:

    There is absolutely no need for medics to ‘practice’ on live animals. I have seen footage of these training exercises…they are a horror. Brigadier General Pringle, human simulators are the more appropriate way to train medics…not torturing animals like in the Asian dog meat markets. There is no excuse. USE SIMULATORS!

  4. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Baha’i Writings ~ “To the blessed animals, however, the utmost kindness should be exercised: the more the better it will be. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent”….” the universe of God is a wonderful theatre upon the stage of which every created thing plays its part.”
    Hadith No. 557 ~ ”O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals? He replied: Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate.”
    Proverbs 12.10 ~ A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.
    Psalm 34:16 ~ The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. God created all the animals
    Psalm 50:10 ~God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psalm 104 ~ All animals belong to God.
    The Bible repeatedly affirms that all creation participates in the praise of God, and each living thing has a part in God’s great purposes.
    Mahatma Gandhi ~ “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    Buddha ~ “It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.”
    Pythagoras ~ “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”

  5. This serves as a GENTLE REMINDER for HUMANS to BE KIND, THINK RIGHT and DO GOOD!!! Always REMEMBER that GOD IS WATCHING and that KARMA does exist as What Goes Around Comes Around!!! Blessings to ALL THOSE KIND SOULS who are ALWAYS there to SUPPORT and to VOICE for all the voiceless, helpless ANIMALS that were created for us to respect, to love, to care and to protect them and NOT otherwise!!! And prayers to all those poor souls that were tortured and murdered ALIVE so that their souls will rest in peace and that they will not be re-born as animals again!!! Let there be LOVE and PEACE on earth so that every living being can live peacefully thus happily!!! PLEASE LOVE ALL ANIMALS and EVERY LIVING BEING; and you will be blessed abundantly!!!

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