Protect Our Troops, Protect Our Animals

The U.S. Armed Forces continue to use live goats and pigs to train military personnel to respond to combat trauma injuries. These techniques are unnecessary, ineffective, and cause animal suffering. Our troops are the best in the world, and they deserve better.

Advancements in technology allow trainees to practice these complex operations using sophisticated human-based technologies, resulting in a more relevant learning experience, a more efficient use of taxpayer money, and the protection of countless animals. The Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training ("BEST") Practices Act would require the use of these human-based training methods and phase out the use of animals in military trauma training.


TAKE ACTION
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Representative and Senators to urge support for The Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training ("BEST") Practices Act (H.R. 3172/S. 1550). Look up your legislators' phone numbers here.

After making your phone calls (please do not skip that crucial step!), personalize and submit the letter in the form below to automatically send a follow-up message.

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Please support the BEST Practices Act (H.R. 3172/S. 1550)

Dear Legislator,

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to support H.R. 3172/S. 1550, The Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training ("BEST") Practices Act, requiring that the U.S. military use only human-based training methods to prepare members of the Armed Forces to respond to combat trauma injuries. Not only is it important to me that our troops receive the best possible training -- and the best possible care if they are injured -- but also that outdated and ineffective methods that cause animal suffering are replaced with more humane and effective alternatives.

Sincerely,
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