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PETA: Tell Obama The Ban on Torture Should Include Animals!

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ediblenapalmPosts: 95Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:11 am

Post PETA: Tell Obama The Ban on Torture Should Include Animals!

Days after President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning torture during military interrogations, PETA wrote to the president calling for the ban of another form of military torture: trauma and chemical-casualty training exercises conducted on animals.

Thousands of live animals are shot, stabbed, dismembered, burned, and poisoned every year in Department of Defense (DoD) training exercises designed to train medics and infantry in how to treat various human battlefield injuries. PETA is asking President Obama to issue an executive order requiring the DoD to replace animals with non-animal methods. These methods are readily available and already in use at several military installations. The non-animal methods include rotations in military trauma hospitals and the use of the DoD's own Combat Trauma Patient Simulator.

Please help animals who suffer for military training by asking President Obama to extend his ban on torture to include animals used in military trauma-training exercises.

Please send a polite e-mail to your Congressional representative asking him or her to urge President Obama to issue an executive order requiring the DoD to replace the use of animals in trauma and chemical-casualty training exercises with available non-animal methods.


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Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:06 pm
monitoradiationPosts: 566Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:05 pm

Post Re: PETA: Tell Obama The Ban on Torture Should Include Animals!

On one hand, I somewhat agree that intentional cruelty to animals should be minimized where possible and practical. On the other hand, I dislike PETA and their public image of using cute cuddly things to try to convince us that cruelty to animal is bad.
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:27 pm
ImprobableJoeLime TordUser avatarPosts: 6195Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 pm

Post Re: PETA: Tell Obama The Ban on Torture Should Include Animals!

PETA seems to think I'm being cruel to my pets by providing them with food, shelter, love, and keeping them from being run over by cars or eaten by other animals. Idiots.
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Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:48 pm
WhisperelmwoodUser avatarPosts: 127Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:38 amLocation: Chippenham, UK Gender: Female

Post Re: PETA: Tell Obama The Ban on Torture Should Include Animals!

I'm torn, as well. I can't effin stand PETA and their hypocritical and downright stupid ways - but I also think that animals should be taken out of research where other/better means of doing that research are available.
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:35 pm
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Aught3ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 4290Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:36 amLocation: New Zealand Gender: Male

Post Re: PETA: Tell Obama The Ban on Torture Should Include Animals!

Surely it doesn't matter who the idea comes from if you agree with it?
I do, in this case, the army should stop shooting, stabbing, etc. these animals in preparation for a time when they will be shooting, stabbing, etc. other humans.
Although it was stupid of PETA to link it to human torture, who's going to buy that?
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Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:05 am
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