Official Army Response to Immediately halt the cruel and unnecessary use of monkeys in Army chemical casualty management training courses.
This response was published on November 10, 2011.

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