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British Navy is experimenting on the box

February 7 2008
12:15

Royal Navy for several decades experimented on the box. The structure of goat skull is very similar to the structure of the human skull. In this regard, it is these animals have tested various stages of decompression. Thus sailors were trying to figure out how dangerous their own escape from the wrecked submarine.

Experiments were conducted on the basis of the naval forces in the town of Gosport, near Portsmouth. Goats were placed in a pressure chamber. In the period from 2000 to 2006 was conducted over 400 experiments, but by 2007 this practice decided to stop.

Six goats, went to the light during the experiments, and 120 were "humanely killed" after testing in accordance with rules established by the Home Office.

However, Defence Minister Derek Twigg UK general reservation that the goats never placed under water and not subjected to solitary confinement.

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