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Stop maiming animals to train medics: Column
USA Today

As military veterans, we both understand the critical role medics play on the battlefield. However, the education that these medics receive today is outdated, inhumane and in serious need of modernization.

At a briefing scheduled Wednesday on Capitol Hill, we will join former military doctors to explain how our service members practice to treat injured soldiers by using live pigs, goats, and dogs who have been shot, stabbed and dismembered in crude simulations of battlefield injuries.  In light of new artificial simulators that mimic injured soldiers, this outdated practice — also referred to as live tissue training — makes little scientific, economic or ethical sense.