Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act

(H.R. 1095)

This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to phase out animal-based training methods in the treatment of combat trauma injuries. It also requires that by Oct. 1, 2020, the DOD use only human-based training methods for such purposes.

Status: Rep. Henry Johnson (D-Ga.-4) introduced H.R. 1095 on Feb. 26, 2015, and it was referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

AVMA Position: Under Review
Primary Contact: Dr. Elise Ackley