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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Marines Still Using Pigs for Medical Training

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The Marines also claim that using live pigs and inflicting wounds on them is the only way to approximate real-life situations in combat. Tags: animal research military pigs They claim the animals are asleep during the procedures and feel no pain. It's the best way to train medical personnel. Read and decide for yourself.

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Coast Guard Defends Medical Practice on Animals

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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 usI knew the military in general used animals for combat medical practice.hadn't thought of the Coast Guard though. PETA leads the charge against the Coast Guard. For the full story, go here to the Washington Post.

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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. I stared into his eyes while envisioning him breaking free from the prison the men made of the truck, and the prison the men made of his now mortally-wounded body.

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