PETA urges Marine Corps commandant to end ‘crude killing of animals’ during Cobra Gold

| March 4, 2020

U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, drink the blood of a king cobra as part of jungle survival training during exercise Cobra Gold 2020 at Ban Chan Khrem, Chanthaburi, Thailand, March 2, 2020.HANNAH HALL/U.S. MARINE CORPS

One of our ninjas sends us this foolishness:



Here is a recommended story for TAH that I think may generate some comments and a couple of laughs, especially for TAH Readers who have been trained in Jungle Warfare, to include US Army RANGERS.

Every year, the US Military conducts a 10 Day Multinational Military Exercise “Cobra Gold” that is co-hosted by the US and Thailand and is staged in Thailand.

One of the training days involve Jungle Survival Training Day that is put on by Thai Military Instructors for Military Troops that are participating in the Exercise. US Service Members generally subside on Jungle Flora and Fauna and as a last resort, drink Cobra blood to provide nutrition to help a body stay alive.

Well, some folks are not too happy with that. Shalin Gala, the PETA Vice President for International Laboratory Methods, wrote a letter to the Marine Corps Commandant, General David Berger, objecting to the “crude killings of animals during the Cobra Gold 2020 Exercise.

Gala shared with the British Newspaper, the Daily Mail, that during Cobra Gold “Marines kill chickens with their bare hands, skin and eat live geckos, consumer live scorpions and tarantulas and decapitate cobras and drink their blood”.

Are you ready for this one? Here is Gala’s recommendation. In his letter, he urged General Berger and the Marines to halt the practice and suggested the Marines turn to other training options, to include interactive video games and virtual reality that Survival Experts use to train Air Force Pilots.

Is he serious?

He also said “There are vegan options with the jungle being rich in fruit and other lush, edible vegetation.”

Ed, I would love to see Shalin Gala participate with the US Military in the jungles of Thailand in a REAL WORLD scenario to see how long he lasts eating vegetation.

Lush, edible vegetation? When I went to Navy SERE, in the Rangely Mountains, in March, Euell Gibbons would have starved. Nothing but pine needles and snow. Anyway, first of all I doubt Mr. Gala understands the bonding associated with the cobra blood, and second, I doubt he’d last very long eating those lush jungle veggies. Some are deadly.


Cutting the heads off cobras and pouring their blood into the mouths of Marines doesn’t sit well with at least two constituencies, cobras and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

PETA wrote the Marine Corps commandant, Gen. David Berger, on Wednesday objecting to “the crude killing of animals during the annual Cobra Gold 2020 military exercise.”

The letter from Shalin Gala, PETA vice president for international laboratory methods, cites accounts in the Daily Mail, a British newspaper, that during Cobra Gold, “Marines kill chickens with their bare hands, skin and eat live geckos, consume live scorpions and tarantulas, and decapitate cobras and drink their blood.”

A Marine spokesman working with the exercise did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday by Stars and Stripes.

Cobra Gold is an annual, multinational, military exercise co-hosted by the U.S. and Thailand and staged in Thailand. The 10-day exercise concludes Friday.

This year, the 39th replay of the exercise, militaries from 29 nations took part in a range of activities, from stifling the spread of emerging diseases to large-scale disaster response.

But service members posted to the Indo-Pacific region may know Cobra Gold best from the survival training put on by Thai military instructors. Those sessions are among the most photographed events during the exercise.

Most photographed? Small wonder. Read the rest of the article here: Stars and Stripes

Thanks, ninja!

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Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

As has been said before, other times, other people; “He (Shalin Gala) has made his decision, now let him enforce it.”

Also I was thinking that Mr Shalin should become a Shaolin priest.

Hack Stone

But they can still kill the bad guys, right?

Hack Stone

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and he was responsible for the deaths of millions of people, ergo, if you don’t enjoy a a two inch steak fresh off of the grill, you are an anti-Semite.


Meat should be part of every meal! Steak with pork chop as a side, bacon encrusted tilapia with teriyaki beef strips, pork chop with a baked bean and bacon, chicken fried chicken with a chicken fried pork chop and sausage gravy.
If it didn’t ambulate or swim it ain’t food.


Vegetables are what food eats.

Commissioner Wretched

Vegetarian: Native American for “very bad hunter.”

Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

So Mr. Gala can now have a gala time playing video games in the boonies. How many peter pecker peeps are now going to not join the Mil. by boycocking it. Or should it read boycot?? Got that above pic on Sundays best pics.


The soi-boi’s at PETA telling the USMC what to do? I hope that the Commandant has a set and tells PETA to STFU and go eat a bag of organic gummy dicks.


Just when things are getting to be fun. This is why we can’t do nice things.


PETA can lick my left nut.


PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals. I wasn’t born an apex predator to eat tofu.

5th/77th FA

Doesn’t Mr(?) Shalin Gala realize that 99.69% of all Marines, Rangers, SEALs, ect are members of his organization? As are most of us. You know P(eople)E(ating)T(asty)A(nimals). This other peta that Gala thinks about should concern themselves with the huge number of innocent pets that they put down everyday that could be rescued. Besides, fresh roasted Cobra or chicken beats the hell out of ham and muthers any day.


PETA can get off their high horse when they stop killing 90% of dogs and cats in their shelter. Like every ultra-left organization they are hypocrites of the highest order.


^^this, this all day long, otherwise they can just fuck off


Please watch this for the truth about PETA’s shelter: PETA operates one small shelter—a shelter of last resort for animals who need euthanasia to end their suffering (many of whom have been rejected by other facilities). This includes dogs who are aggressive and unadoptable because they have been kept chained their entire lives; feral cats dying of contagious diseases; animals who are wracked with cancer; elderly animals who have no quality of life and whose desperate guardians brought them to PETA because they can’t afford to pay a vet to euthanize them; and the list goes on. A painless end is a kindness for these animals, and the services PETA provides are vitally needed in an area where many people can’t afford to take their animals to a veterinarian.



May I introduce you to Shalin Gala of Norfolk, Virginia.

“When I’m not fretting about the more than 115 million animals who are used in U.S. laboratories each year, I am usually whipping up delectable vegan feasts in the kitchen and playing with the best dog in the world.”

Shalin Gala must think that Cobras, Geckos, Scorpions and Tarantulas are Domesticated Critters.

Wonder if he plays a lot of Video games in his spare time while chowing down on his “Vegan feast?”

*sarc on*


“playing with the best dog in the world”

He ENSLAVES another living creature for his own AMUSEMENT?????!!!!!


Am guessing his Dog is a Vegan as well.


Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

I clicked the link and was blinded by that face! If that’s not a poster child for why you should NOT eat anything soy/tofu, I don’t know what is.
He definitely has that “soi boy meat gazer’s grin”.
(ohhhhh, my eyes……where’s the brain bleach……)



Well, if you think THAT picture is something, went until you go to THIS Site for another picture. Don’t forget to scroll all the way down on the site after you open the link:


5th/77th FA

Don’t do it Tox…It’s a trap. Save yourself while you can…too late for me.



“Ain’t I a Stinker?”

*Hat Tip to Ole Bugs Bunny… Whoops, I used an Animal, a Rabbit…PETA’s gonna come after me!



“vegan feast”? Must be soi-boi code for “pole smokin’ goo gobbler”.


In four years in Okinawa, I did three Cobra Gold exercises with three different units (31st MEU as the S-6, 1st MAW as the MARFOR G-6, and III MEF G-3 as the SE Asia Planner and J-3 for the setup and retrograde for the exercise). I loved it there and the people were great. The Thais love having us and you will leave hurting if they are in charge of taking you out to eat. (“Here! Try some more of this!”)

I somehow missed out on the whole drinking cobra blood thing, but it’s as much a ritual at Cobra Gold as Phad Thai on libo. I hope the USMC doesn’t give in to PETAs demands. [Incidentally, Shalin Gala is the exact kind of name I would expect a man to have leading PETA.] I would have had more confidence except in the linked article, it says that the USMC gave in to PETA regarding live animal demos at the Mountain Warfare training center. Hopefully that’s just because it’s in California.

To my great amazement, it mentions one instance of the military saying ‘no’ to the animal rights whackos was the AIR FORCE! That really was surprising as I had given them up for a progressive lost cause a long time ago. Kudos, you zoomies!

Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

When we were in Panama for the Marine BLT to go to the Jungle survival school, the higher up wanted the ships crew who were assigned the boarding and search, boarding and salvage parties which I was assigned to were also to attend the school but that was cancelled due to a shortage of crew members. Would have been interesting. If I remember, during that time the school instructors were nicknamed snake eaters.


Considering that PETA’s real goal is to get rid of all domesticated critters ASAP, I think the PETA 2-legged critters should volunteer as test animals, don’t you?

Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.

USMCMSgt (Ret)

Clearly, PETA has no idea what is involved at the USMC Jungle Survival school at Camp Gonsalves on Okinawa.

I’m curious what General Berger’s response will be.



Shalin Gala has a heartburn about how Marines consume Chickens, Cobras, Geckos, Scorpions and Tarantulas.

Yet, he has no problem of breaking the law in Virginia.

Dude was charged with the following:

(1) 29 July 2018: Was initially charged with a MISDEMEANOR for Reckless Driving in Brunswick County, VA for going 77 MPH in a 55 MPH Zone. Charge was later changed for going 64 MPH in a 55 MPH Zone as an Infraction. Found Guilty.

(2) 2 May 2016: Was initially charged with going 41 MPH in a 25 MPH Zone in Norfolk, VA. Charge was later changed for going 34 MPH in a 25 MPH Zone. Found Guilty.

(3) 8 June 2010: Was charged with driving with Expired Tags in Virginia Beach, VA. Charges were dropped because he went and got his car tags updated (after he was caught).

Guess he was in a hurry to get home to play with his dog and most likely, PETA does not pay him enough for him to renew his car tags.

*sarc on*


And I will guess that he is a fervent believer in abortion. Save the baby hagfish, but baby humans? Not so much.

Do I know anything about him other than what I learned in this article (and you’re ratting him out on his crappy driving habits)? Well I know this:
He’s in PETA as an executive. That means he’s a lib. No ways around that. And. . .
If he’s a lib, he’s for abortion. As good ol’ Pete reminded us in a recent stop on his candidacy to nowhere, pro-life democrats are not welcome in the party anymore.



Shalin Gala is a Registered Democrat who was born in Texas and went to High School in the New Orleans area. There is also another photo of him on this link when you scrolled down after opening the link:

Yep, I broadcasted about his 2 speeding tickets and expired tag. An automobile can literally be a Death Machine to the Driver and others when used improperly. What if he had his Pet in the car while speeding…and what if his speeding caused an accident, which resulted in the death of his Pet? Is that not animal abuse?

The point I was trying to make was that he seems to disregard human lives with his speeding (as well as breaking laws) and seems to care more about animal wellbeing, to include wildlife that get consumed by other Food Chains that are not Human.


In 2007, Dr. Charles Roselli, a researcher at the Oregon Health and Science University set out to discover what makes some sheep gay.

He searched for physiological factors that might explain why about 8 percent of rams seek sex exclusively with other rams instead of ewes. The goal, he says, is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of sexual orientation in sheep.

Well, the PETA folks did not like that, to include Shalin Gala.

“In an interview, Shalin Gala, a PETA representative working on the sheep campaign, said controlling or altering sexual orientation was a “natural implication” of the work of Dr. Roselli and his colleagues.”

“Mr. Gala, who asked that he be identified as openly gay, cited the news release for a 2004 paper in the journal Endocrinology that showed differences in brain structure between homosexual and heterosexual sheep.”


what a shock that Gala is a sword swallowing, flagpole-sitting, pole smoking, shirt lifting, sperm burping, butt-pirating turd burglar.


“Mr. Gala is a sheep”.


“In an interview, Shalin Gala, a PETA representative working on the sheep campaign, said controlling or altering sexual orientation was a “natural implication” of the work of Dr. Roselli and his colleagues.”

Well no shit, Muldoon. Of course the end state was control of what can only be seen as malinvestment. the farmer or rancher cannot afford gay sheep, therefore, gay sheep must be changed.

He is just afraid it would work on humans and his parents would give him a shot and make him get a job.

Its what economists call the “Theory of Duh”.


The day I start caring about a vegan’s opinion is the day I should be declared mentally unfit or brain dead.
Cobra Gold ‘03 was one of the best training experiences I’ve ever had: live fire and maneuver with air assets, survival training, the logistics of moving a Battalion with vehicles, and how not to catch the drip.
Valuable skills all.


At a time like this, you just have to ask yourself…

What Would Mattis Do?


Please don’t forget that PETA wants you to change the way you use expressions that involves animals!

They also changed the Box for Animal Crackers:

What is next? Ban books and stories such as “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling that has the story of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”, the mongoose who saved a family from cobras?

Or Charlotte’s Web?

Or better yet, Dr. Seuss “Green Eggs and Ham?”

The Horrors, I tell you! The Horrors!

*sarc on*


Hey, you can’t say “crackers”. It’s rayciss.


It is obvious that Shalin Gala is not aware of the history of
Corregidor and Bataan during WWII and what those Brave Men had to eat in order to survive.


According to him, they probably should have just starved to death..

A Proud Infidel®™️

I couldn’t give two hoots of a flying ratfuck about what Gala or the rest of his organization says or thinks, IMHO they can all hop on the next flying fuck out of Dodge!

Comm Center Rat

Phil: “What the fuck is wrong with those chickens?”

Mr. Chow: “They’re angry all I feed them is cocaine & chicken.”

~ Hangover III


Since I doubt that The Commandant of The Marine Corps has a big aquarium full of King Cobras that he sends to THAILAND with his Marines to be used in this exercise, why in hell is PETA hassling him? I’m going to go out on a limb; ignorant as I am of the practice, and suggest that POSSIBLY the Snakes are being provided by Thai sources. You know, like where the things LIVE?! Mr. Gala should go THERE and bitch. He’d probably find…uh…other things that’d pique his interest too. PETA-People Eating Tasty Animals.


Yeah, the Thais aren’t exactly known for being open to criticizing their practices. I encourage him to go there and try.

Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

I went there. What was wrong with the blue dress? I thought it was very lovely. Must have been a muzzie doing the complaining. The dress exposed arms and neck (GASP!). Pornography!


What happens to the guy if he’s found or ruled guilty? Muay Thai kicks from lady boys? Probably some are tough with that kick. I see nothing wrong with the dress either.


Oops. Missed the PETA thing posted before. Sorry to repeat.

Forest Bondurant

Mr. Shaggin Gay-ass must be Gersh Kuntbag’s cousin…or something.

Mike B USAF Retired

The only virtual reality, I’m aware of that we used teaching survival in the Air Force, is the Virtual Reality Parachute Trainer.

We taught survival in the field, along with E&E. Life Support Equipmemt training was taught in the classroom with hands on with all the survival equipment the unit used.

I don’t know where he got the ideal that we teach everything with computer games.

Retired USAF Aircrew Life Support / Aircrew Flight Equipment.


God! Nobody tell PETA what we do to little bunny rabbits in SERE school!!!



I’ve been a member for 48 years

Nuff said


Synloy un

Simper fry


Mr Gala can take a flying fuck at a rolling donut.


These barbaric drills must end. Troops should be taught real survival skills that don’t involve torturing animals.

Cameron K.

You’ll have to talk to the government of Thailand in this case since they sponsor the drill.


LucyP, if you were in a true survival situation, you eat what’s available. You can’t run down to Whole Foods and pick up a bag of vegan, non-GMO, fair-market, sustainably-grown environmentally friendly pasta.


You’re obviously clueless about serving in the Military and what is asked when you go to jungle/desert/wilderness training? Until you join and serve a full enlistment, maybe you need to STFU, Princess.

Craig S

I survive just fine on fruit and vegetables. Get over it.

Cameron K.

Good for you.

Clyde A.

I eat both meat and plants. What now?

Cameron K.

I just eat meat myself.


How nice for you. I prefer meat alongside my vegetables. You don’t get to decide for me. Have a nice day.


I don’t doubt it…to each according to their kind.

I just wonder how a drooling rutabaga POS sock puppet eats at all.


Probably has Mommy deliver ramen to him down in the basement “bedroom”…


Interesting how meat eaters, or more accurately “Omnivores” (what humans actually are, our teeth tell that story), never try to tell vegitarians that they HAVE to eat meat, but the veg heads always think they have the right / need to tell us what to eat… typical leftists.

Kim Marie

If Air Force pilots train with virtual reality methods that survival experts use and U.S. Army Survival Evasion Resistance Escape instructors train with instructional books and videos authored by experts why can’t the Marines follow suit?


You need to eat virtual food from now on and report how that works.

I love the FOS sock puppets!


Have you ever served? Until you do, STFU Princess Snowflake…


EVERYTHING in the military has an instruction manual -for a START. Then you go to hands-on live training. Nothing serious is VR or simulator only.

Some Guy

Is… no one going to mention how incredibly gay that picture looks? Does nobody else see it? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a member of PETA myself (People Eating Tasty Animals, that is). But something about those Marines’ expressions along with how the snake is held… I dunno, maybe I’ve just been exposed to too many “unwholesome” videos in my time.
Now please excuse me, I need to go to church.

Cameron K.

Now that you mention it, it was taken from a poor angle and the snake doesn’t help nor does the way the Marine is sticking his tongue out. I can definitely see the internet having fun with it.