Odds are if you’re reading this blog, you probably aren’t a fan of hurting animals. (Hence all the discuss about Michael Vick.) So when this story came to my inbox, I was surprised and saddened, and I figured other Pet Show fans would want to know about it.
The military spent 11 months testing body armor on pigs. How? By putting them in Humvees and blowing them up.
Long story short, the military discovered that body armor is, you know, important. Officials discovered that pigs with body armor lived and pigs without body armor died.
Thank goodness we did lots of testing to figure that out.
The Humane Society of the United State is upset, as expected. They say blowing up pigs isn’t necessary. The Pentagon says that the pigs were treated humanely. Except for the part where they, you know, blew them up.
While the cause is noble and our soldiers must be protected from harm, maybe the military should figure out a better way to do that than blowing up animals.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll