Tell Hospital President to Stop Cruel Experiments on Monkeys

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Originally Posted: 19 March 2010

Tell Hospital President to Stop Cruel Experiments on Monkeys

FROM Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Tell the President of McLean Hospital to cancel a cruel and needless study  where squirrel monkeys will be exposed to doses of heavy-ion radiation.


Scott Rauch, M.D.
115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617-855-3880


Last week, PCRM filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture demonstrating that NASA’s proposed experiments involving the use of live squirrel monkeys are cruel, ineffective, and a waste of $1.75 million of taxpayer money. The experiments are slated to take place in part at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.

Now is the time to keep public pressure on McLean and NASA to stop these planned experiments. Please call or e-mail the president of McLean Hospital, where the monkeys are being housed and will be experimented on, and urge him to cancel this cruel and needless study.

The planned study would expose squirrel monkeys to doses of heavy-ion radiation. So far, McLean has ignored all calls for the experiments to halt, despite mounting criticism on the grounds that the proposed experiments are cruel, scientifically flawed, and in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!