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‘Homeland’ Creator Demands End to Military’s War on Animals

Gideon Raff, creator and executive producer of hit Channel 4 series Homeland, knows that you don’t need to shoot, stab or dismember animals to produce one of the most capable fighting forces in the world. Having served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces before creating the hit TV series, he has firsthand experience.

After reading PETA’s exposé about the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) participation in deadly animal-based trauma-training exercises overseas that would be illegal here in the UK, Gideon penned a letter to Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond urging him to switch to the high-tech human simulators that most military institutions use to teach life-saving skills.

Gideon Raff PETA Letter

Please join Gideon and urge the MoD to stop killing animals in cruel training exercises.

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  1. avatar Brien Comerford says:

    The sadistic, barbaric, monstrous, malevolent and demonic atrocities that the UK and United States militaries perpetrates against innocent animals are war crimes.

  2. [...] Raff wrote to Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond, “Having served as a paratrooper in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), I have the utmost concern for the health and security of the heroic service members- like those portrayed on my shows Homeland and Prisoners of War-who risk their lives to protect our safety and freedom. But the UK Ministry of Defence is not saving lives by having military doctors sew up live animals whose bodies have been torn apart by bullets from high-powered rifles. I am troubled that this violence still goes on when more humane and effective ways of training medics and doctors are available, so I have joined PETA’s campaign to end this cruel practice.” [...]

  3. [...] Raff wrote to Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond, “Having served as a paratrooper in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), I have the utmost concern for the health and security of the heroic service members- like those portrayed on my shows Homeland and Prisoners of War-who risk their lives to protect our safety and freedom. But the UK Ministry of Defence is not saving lives by having military doctors sew up live animals whose bodies have been torn apart by bullets from high-powered rifles. I am troubled that this violence still goes on when more humane and effective ways of training medics and doctors are available, so I have joined PETA’s campaign to end this cruel practice.” [...]

  4. [...] the popular show Homeland, joined in PETA’s campaign to end military animal abuse by penning a letter to British Secretary of State for Defense Phillip Hammond, In his letter, Raff asks that military personnel receive more sophisticated training that [...]

  5. [...] Stone's appeal is just the latest expression of revulsion at these cruel and archaic drills: last week, another army veteran, Gideon Raff – the creator and executive producer of Homeland – also told the government how wrong these exercises are. [...]

  6. [...] Raff, der selber drei Jahre als Fallschirmjäger in der israelischen Armee gedient hat, fordert in seinem Brief an den britischen Staatssekretär für Verteidigung, den Tieren Leid und Tod zu ersparen und [...]

  7. Evil, cruel and barbaric !

  8. avatar Suvarna Shrotri says:

    Please spare the poor animals, & stop this cruel & barbaric practice by switching to high-tech human simulators.

  9. avatar chander kumar soni says:

    please stop this.

  10. avatar BROWN-JONES says:

    This is a Human problem don’t bring Animals into this shame on you !

  11. avatar Ann McColgan says:

    Absolute barbaric and inhumane treatment of animals for the sake of stupid warfare. Animals deserve more than this, they should not be involved in our stupid fights. Injuring them on purpose it’s totally unnecessary in this day and age. Call ourselves human????

  12. avatar emil says:

    this has to stop. we call ourselves civilized society so we should act accordingly.

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