‘Barbaric and Shameful’: Oliver Stone Speaks Out Against MOD Pig Mutilation

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Oliver Stone is disgusted by the UK military’s use of live pigs as targets in training drills – and he’s not afraid to speak his mind.


“As a U.S. Army combat veteran, I was horrified to learn from my friends at PETA U.K. that the Ministry of Defence has been shipping British military personnel to Denmark to watch live pigs be shot and mutilated on firing ranges and kept alive for several agonizing hours before finally being killed in cruel trauma training exercises”, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer wrote this week in a letter to the Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond. “Pigs are very intelligent beings—just like the dogs and cats with whom millions of us share our homes. Using them as targets and cutting them apart is barbaric and shameful.”

Stone’s appeal is just the latest expression of revulsion at these cruel and archaic drills: last week, another army veteran, Gideon Raff – the creator and executive producer of Homeland – also told the government how wrong these exercises are.

Join Stone and Raff by adding your voice to the chorus of outrage over how the MOD is torturing animals – despite the existence of more effective training methods that use no animals at all.



  • Pat McCaul commented on December 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    This is appalling doing this to poor animals,

  • Julia Fairfax commented on December 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    This is so outrageous it defies belief. War solves nothing. Training soldiers and killing anyone is against God’s law. Enough is enough. War proves nothing it just makes money for the war machine which has now officially past it’s sell by date. Time for peace, forgiveness and understanding. We are each others brothers and sisters and that includes all God’s creatures too.

  • Kirsty Hutchison commented on December 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    This is a repulsive disregard of animal rights
    & monstrous acts of cruelty.

  • Chrissy Hill-Watson commented on December 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    For goodness sake when will cruelty to man and beast stop?

  • Dot Pleydell commented on December 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Disgraceful, shocking. What gives human beings the right to be so cruel to animals

  • Liz Porter commented on December 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Continuous news on animal cruelty doesnt surprise me anymore. Just horrified that this is happening.

  • Anna commented on December 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    This is unneccesary, cruel and non-sense!!!!!

  • PENELOPE commented on December 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    stop this its cruel

  • tracy lunt commented on December 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    what the hell is wrong with people doing such cruel,painful attrocities to animals when there is other non cruel methods available! it beggers belief that human beings can be so heartless.

  • vibeke liv meinhardtr commented on December 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Be humans….don`t act like the devil himself!

  • jill hobson commented on December 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    makes me ashamed to be British.

  • Caroline Denison commented on December 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I am from a military family and I am disgusted as hell that they use poor animals in their experiments.Kill the enemy by all means,but leave the poor animals alone. What did they ever do to you?

  • Harry Taylor commented on December 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Absolutely disgusted with this practise on defenceless animals. What a waste. Why not use child molesters & paedophiles instead of the taxpayer wasting £40,000 per scumbag, to keep them alive! Something wrong there!

  • Judith Lugg commented on December 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    It’s beyond belief that you are still doing this to innocent animals after all these years. Animals don’t make wars, humans do. Why should the animals suffer because of it?

  • Eloise Walduck commented on December 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I am sooo disgusted there is no god damn need to use animals in this way. For goodness sake GET A GRIP. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU people. You make me feel sick in my stomach, you make me feel that life is not worth living I cant take how horrible I feel towards you for doing this to innocent animals.

  • Carita Vallinkoski commented on December 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    human behaviour is disgusting towards animals, atrocious and devoid of any feeling. i feel angry and ashamed. somebody has to stop this shit.

  • angela vara commented on December 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    what gives these people the rights to do harm to any animal just so they can hurt people? i am disgusted with the human race

  • Helen Thomas commented on December 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Mahatma Ghandi once said ” the greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated”. Speaks volumes for the military in the UK.

    • gloria percy commented on December 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Ghandi is right yet again.

  • Fred Nye commented on December 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Nobody should be surprised at this,Britain as a nation of animal lovers is complete & utter bullshit.

  • RUTH commented on December 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Horrific…evil and one of the cruelist things iv heard of.
    What gives these people the right to think they can take away an animals life with such disregard.
    This cannot be tolerated surely, now that this information has come to light.Who would be in favour of such barbaric behaviour? not the majority of people,i would think that most would say get it stopped right away.
    There has got to be an end to cruelty towards animals and make it punishable and a criminal act of violence with tough sentencing to those who carry out such sicked acts!

  • Varinia Govea commented on December 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Save the animals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • annamaria sette de paolis commented on December 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    ANIMAL WAREFARE EXPERIMENTS are all over the world STRICTLY secretatives. Nevetheless some heroic undercovers succeed filming time by time such unacceptable HELLISH experiences … IN NAME OF HUMAN BENEFITS ( what ?! ) , children inclusive ? LET’S THANK OLIVER STONE and GIDEON RAFF for highly blaming against orrific animal warefare experiences.

  • Inogen MacKenzie commented on December 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    What is the matter with people? Why the hatred for everything that breathes? If you want to play stupid war games, play with members of your own species who also want to play – do not pick on those who have no means of retaliation. You should be ashamed of your actions – I can only hope that none of you have children.

  • Jennifer Howells commented on December 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    We all know there are morons all over the world who commit the most savage cruelty to animals but I am so shocked and appalled that the M.O.D are abusing and torturing pigs in this way.

  • linda watkinson commented on December 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    this is revolting . cruel and sadistic .How dare you do this to animals . mAY YOU ROT IN HELL!!!!!!

  • Jill commented on December 20, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Stop this unnecassery killing of innocent animals

  • sandie middleton commented on December 20, 2012 at 7:49 am

    How dare they harm such intelligent animals!

  • Avelina Pereira commented on December 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Every living being has the right of a healthy and beautiful life, lets fight for that.

  • Angela Hallwood commented on December 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Pigs are intelligent, lovely creatures. This is SO shameful. Please leave them alone.

  • nicola thomson commented on December 21, 2012 at 1:02 am

    totally disgusted and horrified to b alive in a day and age when this stuff iz going on!!!!!!!!

  • Jay Mccluskie commented on May 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm


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