Friday, February 16, 2007

Shooting pigs with automatic riffles

In a story that would make PETA people cry, pigs are routinely used for trauma training. Another Ken-meister gem: "The idea is to work with live tissue. You get a pig and you keep it alive. And every time I did something to help him, they would wound him again. So you see what shock does, and what happens when more wounds are received by a wounded creature. My pig? They shot him twice in the face with a 9-millimeter pistol, and then six times with an AK-47 and then twice with a 12-gauge shotgun. And then he was set on fire. I kept him alive for 15 hours. That was my pig."