One pig had a metal rod shoved through his leg before someone cut into his abdomen, pulled out part of his intestines, and shot him in the face, blowing off his jaw, while he was still alive.Another had his limbs, chest, and head repeatedly cut open—he even appeared to regain consciousness, according to workers.
These were just some of the horrors revealed by PETA's eyewitness investigation of military contractor Deployment Medicine International (DMI), the company behind courses in which more than 14,000 pigs were maimed and killed in cruel training drills in recent years alone.
PETA needs your help to end all painful and deadly training exercises that kill thousands of sensitive pigs, goats, and other animals.
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DMI was the U.S. military's leading contractor for trauma-training courses, with more than 200 federal contracts worth nearly $10 million during the years prior to PETA's investigation. Our video exposé documented that pigs were shot with shotguns and cut up with knives to cause massive bleeding.
PETA and our international affiliates are working to stop archaic exercises, like those conducted by DMI, that harm animals. We're promoting the use of modern human-patient simulators that have been repeatedly shown in military studies to teach lifesaving medical skills effectively without shooting, cutting up, and killing animals. Already the overwhelming majority of NATO countries have stopped using animals in military medical training, and with your help, we'll continue to push for the use of these modern simulators in the U.S. as well.
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Within weeks of PETA's release of the DMI investigation, the shocking video footage was viewed more than 1.5 million times. And then what happened? DMI was indefinitely suspended from receiving any federal contracts, and the company's president had his medical license suspended in Washington state and unanimously revoked in Virginia.
While DMI may be barred from contracting with the military and the federal government to conduct horrific trauma courses, countless other animals still face horrors in similar cruel military-style medical training drills. If you give during this special challenge campaign—even as little as $5—your gift will be doubled, helping PETA do even more to prevent pigs and other animals from suffering in experiments and deadly trainings.
Thank you for all that you do to help pigs and other animals escape lives of fear, pain, and abuse.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk
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