Compare that to the monkey lab, in which seven to 10 trainees crowd around a single animal and observe as the attending veterinarian performs the majority of the procedures.
There is no justification for continuing this cruel and unusual use of monkeys — animals who we know experience pain, suffering, familial bonds and friendship. Congress must push the Army to move toward superior methods to end this inhumane practice and ensure that troops receive the best training available.
Dr. John Pippin is the director of academic affairs with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.