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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Are You Tired of Teaching Necessity by Talking about Guys Eating Each Other on a Boat?

How about discussing whether the benefits of wounding live pigs and using them to train Marines on how to treat battlefield injuries outweigh the harm to the animals. The pigs are under anesthesia and supposedly feel no pain. Opponents argue that other training methods are adequate. The practice is discussed here. Is it better or worse if they eat the pigs afterwards?

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