A Barbaric Military Practice.
I was reading an article about the army the other day, and got totally disgusted. In Honolulu, HA, an medical unit was training to treat wounded on the battlefield. All well and good, except for what they were training with and on. They were using pigs that were being shot, right there,
This is so barbaric I just sat in disbelief after reading the article from the AP. There are simulators that are so real that the army could use, but they said that it isn't the same as live tissue training. This is not true. The research I did says otherwise. A distraught soldier tipped off PETA, and they, in turn, tipped of the media.
They tried to justify the use of the live animals by saying that they are sedated before being shot with M16's and another carbine type gun. Who cares, they are still alive. It is scary what we, as civilians, don't know about our military. It is time we started to inquire. We would all be shocked. I applaud the men and woman of our armed forces and am proud to be an American, but I am not proud of the under-handedness and barbarism that exists. A soldier has to perform what ever his superiors order him or her to do, but don't have to like it.