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Alicia Silverstone Clues in Lab Workers

Written by PETA | July 9, 2010

Victory Update: Following a year of vigorous campaigning, PETA has learned that government officials have grounded plans for a cruel and ineffective radiation experiment on monkeys. Learn more about this victory for monkeys.

Employees at Brookhaven National Laboratory might have thought that their ears where playing tricks on them when they showed up at work Wednesday morning to find a message on their phones from none other than Alicia Silverstone. The not-so-Clueless actor is so fired up about NASA’s plans to fund an experimenter to bombard up to 30 squirrel monkeys with radiation at the facility that she sent a passionate phone message to each of Brookhaven’s more than 1,000 employees urging them to reject the experiments.

 

 

Alicia informed Brookhaven staffers that if the experiments go forward, then intelligent, social primates would be locked up in cages for the rest of their lives. The radiation could cause them to suffer brain damage, cancer, or even blindness.

She also told them that NASA’s European counterpart—the European Space Agency—has publicly condemned such experiments on monkeys.

Your tax dollars would be paying for these cruel and unnecessary experiments. Please add your two cents’ worth to Alicia’s by dropping Brookhaven’s head honchos a line, letting them know that you oppose NASA’s planned experiments on monkeys, and asking them nix the experiments right now. And don’t forget to urge everyone you know to pick up the phone too. We can save these monkeys.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • Lindsay says:

    I am utterly disgusted at the exploitation of animals. People may think they are “below us” and we are “superior beings”. Wrong. If people actually made an effort to watch animals and learn from them they might have a different view about animals. They are sentient beings and are not inferior to us just different. They have every right to be here.If there’s no way to test these things on humans let it be. Animals need the compassionate people to speak up for them and protect them especially the most vulnerable. Stand up folks. Take sides. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented. To Sam shame on you. Thanks to all the people doing the right thing.

  • Tawny says:

    We don’t need any more radiation testing. We already know the effects of radiation on humans thanks to nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We also have years of experience radiated people for cancer etc. This is just a cruel waste of taxpayer dollars. Maybe we don’t need NASA.

  • Ashish Verma says:

    This Earth will be doomed one day because of the selfish and inconsiderate humans it is full of. All those who have commented up here are you all vegetarians? They brutally kill animals in slaughter houses before they end up on your dinner table you know? All those who are vegetarians I’m proud of you!

  • Pamela SB says:

    I’m amazed that as “advanced” as our culture claims to be that people are even considering such a thing. At times I feel that we are going backwards to a more barbarian culture instead of going forward. This is absolutely disgusting.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I think Joe has volunteered to be the first human subject in Nasa’s radiation tests… The results should be interesting.

  • indycar01 says:

    hey joe you didnt read the article. DIDNT the esa say they dont do this. or want such info?.. so why do you say your all for animal testing?… did you know. animal research has NEVER been validated. “work on prevention of polio was LONG DELAYED by an erroneous conception of the nature of the human disease based on MISLEADING experimental models of the disease in monkeys” albert sabin m.d. during a 1984 house subcommittee. cancer “there is a laundry list of problems with mouse models of cancer research” dr.bob weinburg director of the center for cancer research at m.i.t. does your charity fund animal research?.. please visit humaneseal.org see what charities do at reform march of dimes.org further info mrmcmed.org

  • carla pasero says:

    STOP this shame now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Alicia!!!!!!!! Carla Pasero Milano ITALY

  • Noelle schiller says:

    Thank you Alica I am so sad and anger and feel helpless that people can just do what they want and have no regards to the animals rights. Thank you for giving a voice to those who have none. People are so cruel and this is the reason we are having war.

  • Claudio Puviani says:

    How low NASA has sunk! Unable to do even routine orbital work any more let alone anything that could vaguely qualify as space exploration they resort to NAZIlike medical experiments on gentle sensitive animals. What an embarrassment! At least fade away with a shred of dignity.

  • e king says:

    It is so sad that some humans have so little respect for the beautiful non human creatures of this earth. One day there will be legalpoliticalsocial recognition by wider society of the enormous contributions these animals make to the world which can only be achieved through the granting of basic rights for all creatures.

  • Sarah Gilmour-Mayne says:

    How could these people sleep at night knowing that they are diectly responsible for the ongoing agony and torture of these loving highly intelegent creatures!! Animal testing of all kinds MUST STOP!!!!!

  • Kim Glover says:

    I am so tired of hearing what labs are doing to these helpless animals. We need to do what we can e mails picketing whatever we can. Thank you Kim Glover

  • Elan Bonnema says:

    I am very disappointed to hear about this. I have great respect for NASA and believe that they have done wonderful things for science and this country. I am horrified that they would brutally torture and murder our fellow earth dwellers in this way. It seems contrary to their mission statement To improve life here To extend life to there To find life beyond. Life here includes all life not just human beings. Imagine if there is life beyond. What would these other beings think of us? If we treat even our closest life forms like this what would we do to foriegn ones if they existed? Shouldn’t we show that we have respect for all life?

  • Sam says:

    One actress and a former astronaut who should’ve known better her job was founded on cruelty to animals and yet accepted it anyway… … are not going to change this issue even if it does manage to come to fruition. Do you guys NOT get yet that Brookhaven may not be doing these experiments due to NASA’s BUDGET CUT?!

  • Saundra Jones says:

    Please do not allow this crewl and dispictable act to go through. The intentional harming of innocent animals is deplorable. I can not believe that an agency such as NASA which is dedicated to exploration and the persuant of life beyond this planet would be into this sort of thing.

  • Eric Westrope says:

    You tell them Alicia! No living creature should be subject to any type of experiments! And I will be giving them a call to let them know that I too appose these experiments!

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