Navy photo by HMC Josh Ives

A bipartisan group in Congress is trying to end the U.S. military’s practice of using live animals to train medics, the Washington Examiner reports. If the bill introduced last week by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) passes, one of the military’s most effective methods for preparing frontline medical personnel to treat battlefield trauma, which costs the lives of an estimated 8,500 pigs and goats each year, would be phased out by Oct. 1, 2020.

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