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|Originally Posted: 4 February 2010|
Stop NASA/BLN Radiation Experiments On Monkeys
Tell NASA/BLN (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Brookhaven National Laboratory) to stop radiating monkeys.
Sign an online petition
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a Department of Energy lab, is currently considering whether or not they will perform a NASA-funded experiment involving the irradiation of 18 to 28 squirrel monkeys. The proposed experiment would expose these tiny monkeys, only a foot tall, to one burst of gamma radiation equal to a 3-year journey to Mars and back. IDA's anti-vivisection team worked with Shirley McGreal of the International Primate Protection League to issue an official complaint to NASA and BNL – challenging the experiments on scientific grounds and citing fatal flaws such as redundancy, species differences, and available alternatives already in use. IDA's official complaint is available upon request.
Although BNL has received our complaint, we need your help to get their attention.
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