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|Originally Posted: 6 November 2009|
Stop the Use of Monkeys in NASA Space Radiation Studies
Stop funding space radiation studies that involve the use of live monkeys.
Sign an online petition
And/Or better yet, make direct contact:
Charles F. Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Genetic, physiological, and anatomical differences between humans and monkeys dramatically limit the conclusions that can be drawn from the planned studies. Ongoing, ethically-conducted studies already use nonanimal methods to determine the effects of radiation on humans.
Radiation experiments involving nonhuman primates commonly involve restraint and other cruel procedures. Monkeys, like other primates, are highly intelligent, have strong family bonds, demonstrate empathy, and, most importantly, suffer.
I urge you to halt these inhumane and pointless experiments.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!