End the Torture of Live Animals for Military Trauma Training

Target: Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader

Goal: Stop the mutilation and killing of live animals and improve U.S. military trauma training by passing the “Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices Act.”

Each year, over 8,500 innocent animals are mutilated and killed for the purpose of military training, despite the fact that the Department of Defense recommended ending this barbaric and cruel practice nearly a decade ago. Pigs and goats are among the live animals that are shot, burned, stabbed, or have their limbs broken so that members of the military can practice responding to severe injuries on the battlefield.

This brutality continues to take place even though developments in science have rendered this use of live animals unnecessary and obsolete. The Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices (BEST) Act would do away with these expensive, ineffective, and gruesome practices in favor of better and more humane training drills. Sign below to demand that this bill be passed, and thousands of innocent animals be saved from torture and death.


Dear Senator McConnell,

The use of live animals in military trauma training is ineffective, expensive, unnecessary, and utterly inhumane. The Department of Defense recommended doing away with this type of training drill almost a decade ago, but still over 8,500 innocent animals are tortured and killed for this purpose each year.

Animals like pigs and goats are burned, shot, and mutilated so that medics can practice responding to gruesome injuries on the battlefield, but scientific developments enable members of the military to be thoroughly and more effectively trained without this obsolete and brutal torture of live animals. The Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices (BEST) Act would ban these expensive and cruel drills in favor of better methods of training members of the military in the essential, life-saving skills they need. I urge you to ensure that the BEST Act is passed and the lives thousands of innocent animals saved.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Nick Saltmarsh

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  2. Jaime Perez says:

    This horrible and inhumane practice must be stopped now. There are better ways to train than using innocent animals. Use death row inmates and other criminals.

  3. This sickening use of animal’s is just WRONG!!! There is NO reason to torture any animal in this way. Shame on those who do, and have been a part of any horrific act, or act’s, on animal’s. You should worry about your soul’s, cause you will be held accountable by God!

  4. the hell is everywhere where the innocent and defenseless animals tortured, tormented and murdered.
    the HUMAN is for these poor animals HELL
    Close to this accursed hell – final and immediately
    let the animals LIFE

  5. How do they justify this horrible and inhumane practise???!! Stop the torture off innocent animals and find more effective ways off teaching skills to paramedics!!

  6. The military is for self defence. So, how does that justify killing and torturing innocent beings that mean is no harm?

    I know for a fact that hell exists and Christian or not, God sends all evil souls there. This type of sin is not forgiven. I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes for all the money in the world if you allow this. The innocent will have the ultimate revenge.

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