CONGRESSMAN LIEU & “HOMELAND” EMMY-WINNING PRODUCER GIDEON RAFF OP-ED ON LIVE ANIMAL TRAINING

February 9, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONGRESSMAN LIEU & “HOMELAND” EMMY-WINNING PRODUCER GIDEON RAFF OP-ED
ON LIVE ANIMAL TRAINING

Online today at USA TODAY, Mr. Lieu and Mr. Raff urge the U.S. Department of Defense
to modernize its training and use human simulators instead of maiming animals when training medics.

“’ As military veterans, we both understand the critical role medics play on the battlefield. However, the education that these medics receive today is outdated, inhumane and in serious need of modernization.”

“The existence of more lifelike and less costly simulators clearly suggests the need and ability to transition away from live tissue training. The Department of Defense has taken some steps to strengthen protections for animals. This is welcome progress, but more needs to be done.'"

“We believe it is time that the Pentagon fully modernizes military medical training to improve troop preparedness, reduce animal suffering and conserve resources needed to keep our service members and country safe.”

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The Full Text of the USA TODAY piece can be found HERE.

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