World Bulletin / News Desk
Freedom of Information requests have revealed shocking facts regarding the treatment of animals by the British armed forces.
It has been revealed that the British army killed 115 pigs after blowing them up in order to test battlefield medical techniques.
Due to pigs being genetically close to humans, the British army blew the pigs up, some of which were wearing body armour, to see if they could survive “severe battlefield trauma”.
Animal rights activisit Mimi Bekhechi said that the Ministry of Defence was shooting, stabbing and blowing up live pigs in order to test the skills of battlefield medics.
Moreover, according to the Independent, the Ministry of Defence killed 28,000 animals in the last three years for a number of reasons, including to test poisons.
The Ministry of Defence, on the other hand, defended its actions, saying “there is some research, such as countering the threat posed by chemical and biological weapons, that can't be conducted without use of animals.”Last Mod: 27 Mart 2014, 11:53