A recent PETA study has found that the U.S and Canada are among six NATO countries that continue to use animals in military medical training exercises.
Last year the U.S Army replaced its use of animals in a chemical warfare training program with advanced simulators but unfortunately this cruel practice continues in Canada. During "live agent training" drill at the Defence Research and Development Canada live pigs are exposed to toxic chemical weapons and subsequently suffer from seizures, irregular heartbeats, breathing difficulties and bleeding. Sometimes they die.
The U.S Army have demonstrated that modern non-animal training methods can replace DRDC's use of animals in these exercises.