Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

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Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury. For an 11-month period that ended in December, researchers subjected pigs and rats to about 200 blasts, according to Pentagon documents and interviews. The explosions have ranged in intensity, wounding some of the pigs and killing others. Lovely.

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Coast Guard Defends Medical Practice on Animals

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The Coast Guard is defending its practice of using live animals in its combat medical training after an activist group released a video on Wednesday of a goat’s legs being removed with tree trimmers during what it said was training for agency personnel. Live anesthetized goats have been used in Coast Guard training to treat combat wounds, but the agency could not verify if the video involved its personnel. coast guard medical research us

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And I didn’t properly research the ramifications of going to VLS, because if I had, I wouldn’t have been so shocked when I heard about my inevitable debt and low-paying job prospects. He was bleeding from several bullet wounds, and visibly in excruciating pain. A group of law school students walked far out of their way to avoid the sight.

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