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Wed January 20, 2010
PETA v Fort Campbell
By Chris Taylor
Fort Campbell, KY – The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, is spearheading an effort to end the US Army's use of live animals, namely goats and pigs, to train for combat medicine by shooting, stabbing or burning them. The practice has apparently been going on at Fort Campbell and 15 other installations since at least March of last year. PETA claims the practice is unethical and ineffective. According to the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Fort Campbell officials responded to a similar letter alleging the practice last year, saying it considered the important issue and that it would forward the concerns to the U-S Army Medical Command.