USA: The military continues to use animals in trauma training
even though there are acceptable human-based alternatives
The Department of Defense needs to get with the times. During its training courses, the DOD uses live animals like goats to condition its military trainees for combat and trauma situations. But it's long been known that animals aren't necessary in military training — other successful medical training programs utilize cadavers and human-like dummies.
In addition, animal test subjects don't mirror human conditions. It's backwards logic to think that using animals in training exercises adequately prepares soldiers for real-life situations...
Author: The Animal Rescue Site