In the Doghouse

Protest halts animal killings

For years the Pentagon has quietly conducted "wound care" experiments on live animals at four laboratories around the country to help train doctors for combat duty. A fifth such center was to open next month at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Called the Wound Laboratory, the $70,000, 50-ft.-long firing range would have received 75 pigs for its initial experiments and, thereafter, up to 80 dogs a year. The plan: to anesthetize or restrain the animals, shoot them in the hind legs, and then...

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