Success: Coast Guard Stops Killing Animals for Training

Target: Paul Zukunft, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral

Goal: Praise the U.S. Coast Guard for moving away from live animal trauma training.

For years, live animals have been used for trauma training in the U.S. military. Animals used in this training would often have their limbs cut off, have holes cut into their bodies, and have organs pulled out. Thankfully, the Coast Guard’s Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft recently announced that the Coast Guard will be moving away from “live tissue” trauma training and start utilizing high-tech simulators. This is thanks to the voices of concerned citizens and countless petitions, such as this one on ForceChange.

The Coast Guard is now starting its transition to simulators which are not only much more ethical, but also more cost efficient. The simulators have realistic organs, layers of skin, and bones. They also mimic human breathing and bleeding.

Sign this petition and praise the U.S. Coast Guard for making this compassionate change.


Dear Admiral Zukunft,

Recently, you announced that the U.S. Coast Guard will be phasing out live animal trauma training and instead will start utilizing high-tech human simulators. This decision will spare countless lives from unnecessary pain and death.

The high-tech simulators are great learning tools that are not only more ethical, but also more cost efficient. It is amazing how far technology has come and I am ecstatic that you are now utilizing these scientific advancements to protect innocent animals.

Thank you for making this compassionate change and saving countless lives from unimaginable pain and death. I can only hope more branches of the military follow in your footsteps.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Duncan Hull

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  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    Praise the Lord!!!

  2. andy rawlinson says:

    astounded that it happened in the 1st place

    who ever made the decision to undertake such cruelty should be ashamed and the person who decided to end the practice should be congratulated

  3. Margrit Simons says:

    Thank you for your compassion!

  4. thank you for coming to your senses, and having some compassion in your hearts.

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