Demand FDA Release Videos of its Baby Monkey Nicotine Tests
Action Alert from


White Coat Waste
March 2017


Our legal team is filing an immediate FOIA challenge demanding these videos. FDA's withholdings violate federal open records laws.

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Our investigators discovered this secretive FDA lab and then submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for more details.

"White Coat Waste Project ... is in the midst of a transparency battle with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in regard to an ongoing study in which monkeys are being addicted to allegedly observe human teenagers’ smoking habits." - Rare, 3/3/17.

baby monkey nicotine

We've just launched a new campaign to save lives from a government laboratory that forcibly addicts animals.

What we discovered will shock and sicken you:

  • Painful Surgeries: 10 month-old squirrel monkeys undergo “blunt dissections" to implant nicotine-delivering devices into their arteries.
  • Forcibly Restrained: they're locked in restraint chairs and trained to press levers for nicotine hits. Vomiting, diarrhea, and tremors result.
  • Solitary Confinement: they're locked alone in government cages for 138 weeks!
  • Here’s the most galling part: the government filmed its experiments. Now it refuses to hand over the videos, photos, spending information, and veterinary records!

We're also rallying powerful congress members like Sen. Jeff Flake, Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. Ken Calvert, and Rep. Dina Titus to expose, audit, and defund this senseless waste and abuse.

But we're facing a looming end-of-quarter budget deadline on March 31st and we must fund the legal and investigative costs of our FOIA challenge.

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Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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