Legendary, bold film director Oliver Stone is no stranger to the horrors of the battlefield, both as an Army combat veteran in Vietnam and from depictions of that war in his films Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, and Heaven & Earth. Now Stone is shining a light on another disturbing side of U.S. military operations by narrating PETA’s video exposé:
Military regulations require that animal laboratories be replaced with humane non-animal methods whenever possible, and some military facilities have already replaced the archaic and violent use of animals for this training—which costs 10,000 animals their lives each year—with more modern and effective human-patient simulators and other non-animal methods. A recent study by PETA and military medical experts also revealed that 22 of 28 NATO nations use only non-animal methods for military training.
The evidence of the superiority of these state-of-the-art simulation methods is so overwhelming that Congress has introduced legislation to phase out the use of animals in military trauma training in favor of modern and humane methods that save animals’ lives and improve training for our country’s brave service members.
Please join Oliver Stone and PETA now by calling on the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security to do right by both animals and military personnel by replacing trauma training using animals with superior, 21st century non-animal methods.