THIS IS NOT SURVIVAL TRAINING.
This is "goat lab". They use the goats for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coasties who are being trained at an advanced medical stage. Most
people who go through goat lab will, at the end of their training course's entirety, qualify for either a PA certification or be at a minimum
certified as paramedics; and often will have actual training to the level of doing minor surgery and other procedures such as sewing ripped or torn
arteries, the treatment of protruding organs (such as intestines), trauma stabilization, etc, etc, etc.
The simulators which Oliver Stone addresses are beau coup dolla, are a real PITA to set up and take down, and if they don't work that training is
wasted on what amounts to a rubber dummy.
Goat lab is mainly conducted for special operations personnel and others who might not be close to land, such as the Coast Guard.
The average military medic does not go through goat lab. This is a very specialized course. Yeah, they're joking around. So what?
These goats are not fit to be sold or eaten. They're anesthetized.
I bet Oliver Stone would flip his lid if he found out what shepherds do to a lamb/sheep/goat if it runs away: they hobble it. Essentially, a shepherd
will break one of their legs and keep it in an enclosure while it heals. The loss of ability to be with the flock inculcates a desire to not run away
again. And shepherds don't even use Ketamine every 5 to 10 minutes.
You people claiming you've done survival training, i.e. SERE, and didn't do this: you expose yourself by lying in the sense that anyone who would do
SERE knows about goat lab, bar none. But only medical personnel will go through this sort of training, and only those with attachment to USASOC or in
an otherwise specialized situation such as CG, as I said.
If you people claiming intimate knowledge of this ritual animal slaughter actual had cred, you'd know this is nothing of the sort; you'd know that
this isn't a bunch of retard grunts hacking up goats, but men training in a medical scenario to mimic real life issues. A simulator just doesn't do
that, and the ones that approach this often become cost-prohibitive.
edit on 3-6-2012 by Augustine62 because: clarify