Press Release

Statement from CCF on PETA’s Impending Protest at Camp Pendleton

Washington – Today, the Center for Consumer Freedom denounced People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after the Orange County Register reported that they will protest against the US Marines’ use of pigs in their medical trauma training outside of Camp Pendleton today.

Rick Berman, Executive Director of the Center for Consumer Freedom, made the following statement regarding the protest:

Many corpsman will face a time when he or she will have to pack a gunshot wound, stop a bleeding artery, or cut into a fellow soldier to restore a breathing airway. It is during the first attempts at such procedures that most mistakes are made. I’d rather see it happen on a pig than on one of our military men or women.

Placing animal lives over human lives is standard practice for the animal rights movement. But it’s especially upsetting to see radical activists apply their twisted priorities to U.S. Marines.

It’s also difficult to take PETA’s outrage seriously, when PETA has a long, sad history of euthanizing the vast majority of the animals in their care. In 2008 PETA killed 95 percent of the dogs and cats it took in, finding adoptive homes for just seven pets.

For more information visit: http://www.petakillsanimals.com/

Founded in 1996, the Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. For more information, visit ConsumerFreedom.com.

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