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|Originally Posted: 15 Oct 2010|
Ask Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Stop the Use of Monkeys in Space Radiation Experiments
Please take a minute to call Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Ph.D., and ask him to halt DOE’s involvement in NASA’s planned monkey radiation experiments.
Steven Chu, Ph.D.
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
I have an important update and call to action regarding our year-long efforts to cancel NASA’s proposed radiation experiments involving live monkeys.
Just yesterday (10/14/10), the website NASAWatch released documents (PDF) indicating that Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) director Samuel Aronson, Ph.D., informed the Department of Energy (DOE) of his decision regarding the use of monkeys in space radiation research. While much of the document is blacked out, the information that remains gives us hope that Dr. Aronson and DOE have made the right decision.
Now more than ever, we need to make sure that BNL and DOE know that the public opposes this research.
The experiments are supposed to take place at a DOE facility. We have provided text for you, but if you decide to write your own message, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:
Thank you for everything you do for animals!