Ripped apart by bullets. Stabbed and cut open with knives. Even set on fire while still alive.
This year, thousands of gentle, sensitive animals—mostly pigs and goats—will endure this and other torture in horrific U.S. military training exercises before they are killed.
But with your help, things are beginning to change. PETA is leading the charge to end the military's war on animals, and we're steadily gaining support in Congress. Now we need your help to ensure that these deadly trainings are stopped!
Make a gift to PETA right now and power our work to end cruel experiments and training exercises involving live animals.
Just weeks ago, PETA held a briefing on Capitol Hill to show members of Congress how realistic, cost-effective simulators can better prepare troops for the battlefield and save thousands of animals' lives.
The presentation was so popular that it was standing-room only. And in the few short weeks since the event, 5 members of Congress—from both sides of the aisle—have voiced their support for the bipartisan Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act, a bill that would bring an end to the abuse of animals in military training. This is tremendously exciting.
The suffering that pigs, goats, and other animals endure as part of these horrific exercises is mind-blowing. The animals are shot in the face. Their hearts and lungs are cut into and repeatedly stabbed. Sometimes their limbs are even amputated—all for the sort of training that studies have repeatedly shown is inferior to humane, life-like human-patient simulators that accurately mimic the human body.
The momentum is on our side to bring an end to these crude and cruel training exercises. Now we need your involvement to keep this work moving forward—and to prevent thousands of wonderful animals from suffering and being shot.
Please donate now, and we'll put that terrific donation to work immediately to help end cruel experiments and military exercises that harm animals.
Thank you for your support—and for always helping us help animals who face terrible harm.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk