Target: Minister of Defense, Denmark, Nicolai Wammen
Goal: Do not allow the British army to kill pigs for military practice
Military surgeons from the United Kingdom are being shipped off to Denmark to take part in the controversial practice of using live animals as target practice shots. The British army medics, with the help of a marksman, fire shots at defenseless pigs with guns as large and powerful as AK-47s in an effort to learn how to treat battle wounds on soldiers in combat.
During the practice, live pigs are hung upside down and marked in critical areas such as the stomach, throat and legs. Next, a sniper fires away at the animal and the pig is then carted away to a makeshift medical operating room where military doctors operate on the animal’s painful injuries. What’s more is that even if the surgeries are successful, the pigs are still killed.
The practice of using live animals for military training is banned in Britain, illegal in the United Kingdom, as well as an overwhelming majority of the UK’s Nato allies. Yet, Denmark ignores these laws and consents to this cruel practice even though humane practices exist — like hi-tech human simulators, for example.
This information comes just a short time after the controversial killing of a giraffe at The Copenhagen Zoo to avoid interbreeding. The body of Marius was then dissected and sent off to be consumed by the zoo’s lions — where children helplessly watched.
The infuriating cruelty against animals by the people of Denmark can no longer be ignored. Sign the petition to urge the Minister of Defense to employ alternative ways to train military doctors.
Dear Nicolai Wammen,
It has been brought to my attention that Denmark has allowed the execution of countless, helpless pigs to train British army medics in the art of caring for critically wounded soldiers in combat. Not only is this practice barbaric, but it holds no real merit as there are other ways in which military doctors can practice their skills. One example is that of an hi-tech human simulator that ‘bleeds’ and ‘breathes,’ but doesn’t cause a breach in morality.
Almost 80% of Nato allies have discontinued the use of animals for military practice, so it is puzzling as to why you feel the need to continue such malicious violence against an innocent animal. There is also no medical, ethical or educational justification for these killings — putting Denmark at the center of yet another animal cruelty quarrel.
Stringing live pigs up to wooden contraptions and blasting them with AK-47 rifles and 9mm handguns is a thing of the past and there is no way that you can defend your decisions. I urge you to employ alternative ways to train military doctors and stop the British army from infiltrating your country to partake in the practice.
[Your Name Here]
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