Submarines And Goats -- A Checkered History
It seems the British Submarine Force has been using goats in experiments on submarine escape -- experiments that have now been completed:
The Ministry of Defence says it will abandon deep-diving experiments which involve inducing decompression sickness in live goats.Lest there be anyone out there who thinks that Submariners only like abusing goats, it turns out that there's a long history of friendship between goats and submariners:
The animals were used to see what the likely risk of "the bends" would be following escape from a submarine at varying depths under water.
The information would help crews judge whether it would be safer to abandon a stricken vessel or wait to be rescued.
Animal rights campaigners say the move will "end decades of animal suffering".