Kinder, Gentler Army Kills Goat Lab

Goat Lab at Fort Bragg was one of the toughest, most realistic training courses in the US Military. For decades, Special Forces medics trained on goats given combat injuries. It is being ended due to pressure from animal rights activists. The result? Live goats and dead soldiers.

For years, Fort Bragg has shot, blown up and otherwise killed some 300 goats per month to train Army medics for treating wounded soldiers, according to the Fayetteville Observer. Documents show Fort Bragg’s Army Special Operations Command requested up to 3,600 goats last year. Animal activists claim the goats are shot, stabbed, bludgeoned and blown up to simulate the types of injuries those in combat face, according to the newspaper.

But the new law appears to be the end of the practice, which angered animal rights activists. Instead, medics may train on humans wearing “organ suits,” which have simulated human organs, breakable synthetic bones and even bloodlike fluid.

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8 Responses to Kinder, Gentler Army Kills Goat Lab

  1. Trent says:

    I remember our medics talking about this training. From what I gathered, the training was invaluable. It was the first time they seemed to “get it” and they loved it. A live, bleeding, screaming, kicking goat is (excuse the pun) a different beast than an “organ suits.” It is as close as you can get to the real thing, since it is a real thing that is injured. While I still believe the training standard will be high and the Deltas coming out will be able to do the job, but this could potential cost someone their lives one day. Insane.

    I wonder if this will apply to the goats, chicken, and rabbits used during SERE as well?

  2. Matt says:

    Sooo . . . how do we square Joe Biden’s righteous argument that expansion of government control via gun control legislation is worthwhile if it results “in only saving one life” with this particular action? Oh, does he mean these sorts of things are worthwhile if they result in saving one civilian life? I get it now.

  3. BrunDawg says:

    I’m sure it’s for the Kids…sorry…is this thing on? Test, one, two.

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    In SERE School, I sat on the back of a live goat, grabbed its horns and pulled its head back to expose its neck and another soldier cut its throat with a bayonet. We gutted it, dressed it, cooked it over a fire and ate it. All at Camp MacKall next to Fort Bragg.

    • notamobster says:

      (Possibly) millions of muslims do this very act at the end of Ramadan, here in the US, every year. Not a peep from the animal rights nazi’s.

  5. Trevor Wilson says:

    I was one of those medics that went to goat lab and it was invaluable. I honestly know I would not have performed as well as I did, (I could have done better) without goat lab. Truely and unequivocally essencial training. I saw how much the veterinarians who were there with the goats cared about them, but they also knew this training was nessesary. I’m ashamed our government didn’t stand up for this training, it will sadly cost human lives. A large part of America needs to grow up, bambi has destroyed our nation.

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