Army No Longer Using Monkeys as Part of Training at Aberdeen Proving Ground
By Col. Thomas Collins
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On September 20th, 2011, the Army stated that it would no longer use monkeys as part of life-saving training at Aberdeen Proving Ground. This change was long planned, and was made possible by improved technology, the development of alternative training methods, shifting chemical threat environments, and changes in the medical competencies required of first responders during a chemical incident.
Col. Thomas Collins is Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs