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|Originally Posted: 2 July 2010|
End the Use of Primates in Military, Air and Space Research
Please contact NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., and ask him to put a stop to cruel and unnecessary experiments.
Call (202) 358-0000
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Space radiation studies will be done on live squirrel monkeys. The plan — which will cost $1.75 million taxpayer dollars — was proposed by researchers at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. The monkeys will be exposed to radiation at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, NY) and then be shipped to McLean Hospital where they will be made to perform tasks to test for cognitive impairment. These highly intelligent and social primates will be housed alone in steel cages for at least four years and be subjected to daily restraint in primate chairs.
Tell NASA Administrator Bolden that:
Thank you for everything you do for animals!