New Documents Reveal the Extent of Live Animal Use in Canadian Medical Military Training

According to documents obtained by Animal Alliance of Canada, the Department of National Defence used and euthanized more than 1,800 pigs as part of Canadian Armed Forces medical training exercises at a facility in Suffield, Alberta between 2012 and 2022. During these exercises, medical trainees must identify and treat wounds on pigs who have been impaled, mutilated, or exposed to chemical nerve agents. Animal Alliance of Canada is calling for an end to the practice, noting that there are alternatives such as human patient simulators.