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Amazing stuff: As part of the training for the British Army’s battlefield surgeons, the MoD hold a twice-yearly exercise in Copenhagen to teach doctors how to deal with soldiers with life-threatening wounds. The strange thing is that they use even-toed ungluates of the suidae family.

An actual picture of enlisted pigs in the US Army’s version of the program

The pigs are sedated, shot at to ensure damage to vital organs and operated on by the surgeons. The MoD find this to be a realistic and important way to train their medics and stand by their method, much to the upset of PETA and the RSPCA.

Article here.