PHOTOS: Inside the Secretive Military Training Facility Where Animals Are Mutilated and Killed
Every year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) sends British surgeons to Jægerspris Kaserne in Denmark to take part in invasive and deadly trauma training exercises using live animals, informally known in military circles as “Danish bacon”.
We’ve obtained exclusive photos (from photographer Jørn Stjerneklar) of what happens to animals in these shocking drills. They tell a dark story of abuse and bloodshed.
Troops tie a live pig to a wooden frame by his legs and mark his body with “targets”.
A soldier shoots the helpless animal with high-velocity bullets, inflicting severe wounds, bone fractures and organ damage. Harming animals in this way is not permitted in Britain under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
Personnel perform invasive surgery on the maimed and bleeding animal.
Bandaged, with his wounds dressed, the pig is still alive.
Later, the victim’s lifeless body is taken away and disposed of.
There are no Geneva Conventions for animals, but anyone with a sense of right and wrong can see that these gruesome exercises need to stop.
Not only is this a deplorable way to treat animals – it’s also bad for our soldiers. UK troops deserve to have access to the best cutting-edge modern training techniques – military experts recommend high-tech human simulators as the best way to prepare surgeons for battle, methods which are used by 80 per cent of NATO armies.
PETA UK and its German affiliate have appealed to the Danish Minister of Defence, Nicolai Wammen, to end Denmark’s invasive and deadly animal-based trauma training exercises.
You can take action too – please write to Danish authorities asking them to stop these sick drills:
Photos: Jørn Stjerneklar