End the Use of Live Animals for Military Research
Contact your U.S. Representative to take action today!
A federal bill to end the use of live animals for training exercises by the military, the “BEST Practices Act,” has been reintroduced by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). HR 3172 would prohibit the use of live animals for medical and combat trauma injury training exercises by the U.S. military.
This bill directly addresses the horrific abuse to animals used by the military to simulate battle conditions and injuries by targeting live animals. The bill, whose full title is “the Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices Act,” has again been referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
The U.S. Department of Defense continues to uses live monkeys, goats, pigs, and other animals for training exercises, despite the fact that superior human-based training methods are available—and are widely used by the civilian sector.
Please add your voice to the campaign to end the practice of using animals for medical training by the military without accountability—or humane considerations. Contact your U.S. Representative and ask him/her to support—and even co-sponsor—the BEST Practices Act.