Pigs Used To Test Armor. When Will PETA Freak?
There’s other more serious stuff out there, like how much AGW policy will cost, and the jury still being out on AGW (the author gets slammed in the comments for being and investment banker, instead of being a climatologist like Al Gore, James Hansen, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Ban Moon-ki, Diane Feinstein, Leonardo Dicaprio, IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri…..oh, sorry, that’s right, none of them have degrees in climatology. My Bad!), Obama making a surprise visit to Iraq (good for him. Meant seriously,) and Glenn “Sock Puppet” Greenwald’s latest freakout and update session, but, it’s Tuesday, let’s have a pig roast!
Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury.
For an 11-month period that ended in December, researchers subjected pigs and rats to about 200 blasts, according to Pentagon documents and interviews. The explosions have ranged in intensity, wounding some of the pigs and killing others. Roadside bombs are the top killer of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Humane Society of the US is a wee bit upset. So far, PETA is quiet, but they do have a petition asking Obama to stop use of animals in tests designed to protect those nasty human beings serving in the military. And don’t forget to have a nice vegan Passover, just like the Bible intended. PrOn star Jenna Jameson is now PETA’s Pleather Girl (traffic bait alert!) And, just because they have nothing else to do, PETA is upset about seal bashing. In World of Warcraft. Seal bashing rocks!