In a stunning twist, the U.S. Military Medical Analysis and Growth Command (USAMRDC)—in its “Coverage 84”—is now explicitly allowing previously banned laboratory experiments involving the wounding of canines, cats, marine animals, and primates utilizing weapons. And so as to add insult to damage (of our fellow animals), the army department is refusing to reveal particulars of those secretive taxpayer-funded checks to PETA.
In March 2022, PETA filed a Freedom of Data Act request for pictures, movies, and different documentation of checks accredited by the USAMRDC “that contain using a weapon … to inflict wounds” on animals.
Regardless that the command initially said that it had at the very least 2,000 responsive information, it later backtracked, claiming to have just one—which the Military conveniently claims is “categorised … within the curiosity of nationwide protection or international coverage.”
PETA Calls for Solutions on Behalf of Our Fellow Animals and the Public
Taxpayers should know if their cash goes towards torturing canines, cats, marine animals, and primates in pointless and merciless weapon-wounding experiments. That’s why PETA filed an attraction with the Military, calling for the discharge of public data on weapons testing by which wounds are inflicted on such animals. We additionally despatched a letter to Secretary of the Military Christine Wormuth urging her to reinstate the earlier ban on such checks.
The Military Must Restore the Ban on Weapon-Wounding Exams on Animals
In 1983, PETA uncovered and efficiently campaigned to close down a U.S. Division of Protection “wound lab” by which canines, goats, and different animals had been shot with high-powered weapons, ensuing within the first-ever everlasting ban on the taking pictures of canines and cats in wound labs, which was issued by then Secretary of Protection Caspar Weinberger.
In 2005, the Military issued Regulation 40-33, which banned using canines, cats, marine animals, and primates in “[r]esearch carried out for improvement of organic, chemical, or nuclear weapons.” But in 2020, the Military apparently reversed its place by allowing “[t]he buy or use of canines, cats, nonhuman primates, or marine mammals to inflict wounds upon utilizing a weapon for the aim of conducting medical analysis, improvement, testing, or analysis.”
PETA is main the push for the Military to reveal the small print of those horrific experiments and renew the ban on weapon-wounding experiments on animals.
Right here’s What You Can Do
Whereas we push for transparency from the USAMRDC and a ban on these weapon-wounding checks, different branches of the U.S. army are utilizing our fellow animals in merciless experiments.
The U.S. Navy is squeezing the life out of sheep and different animals in grotesque and infrequently lethal decompression illness/sickness and oxygen toxicity experiments which might be as pointless as they’re out of step with worldwide requirements. PETA has despatched letters to the secretary of the Navy and the secretary of protection urging an finish to those painful experiments.
Be a part of us in telling the Navy and the U.S. Division of Protection to cease funding and conducting merciless decompression and oxygen toxicity experiments on animals: