Table of Contents:
- Operation Danish Bacon is not about animal rights
- Breathe and Bleed
- 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.
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.