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Operation Danish Bacon is not about animal rights

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  • The military should always be allowed to train surgeons with pigs or other live animals, despite protests from PETA.

From The Mirror: “Mimi Bekhechi, associate director of animal rights group PETA UK, said, ‘The overwhelming majority of the UK’s NATO allies do not shoot, stab or dismember animals for their military training exercises. The Ministry of Defence’s decision to ship out members of the armed forces for these deadly and cruel exercises in Denmark — which would be illegal if conducted in the UK — is impossible to justify medically, ethically or educationally.” Bekhechi and PETA are calling for the sole use of human-patient simulators that breath and bleed.

 

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The Ministry of Defence is not buying PETA’s claims: “This training provides invaluable experience, exposing our surgical teams to the specific challenges posed by the injuries of modern armed conflict.”

PETA’s tears should be for fallen soldiers and not dead pigs. The Danes are doing it right and should keep on preparing surgeons to save human lives.

 

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Discuss this Blog Entry 4

Myc (not verified)
on Feb 25, 2014

"PETA’s tears should fall for fallen soldiers and not dead pigs." this statement is typical of all that is wrong with the world today. Humans think that the rest of the life on this planet is here for us to use and abuse. Would the response be the same if they were mutilating people's pet dogs to practice surgery on? I think not.

Toribeth (not verified)
on Feb 25, 2014

We should be putting our efforts to ending war. Peace is such a simple solution to so much pain and horror.

von Groen (not verified)
on Feb 25, 2014

Now that's bordering on psychopathy.

James Withs (not verified)
on Feb 27, 2014

How you anyone can justify this barbaric and sickening practice I will never know. Quite honestly I hope anyone who is involved in this suffers a fate worst than the pigs, no more than they deserve.

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