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Ex-NASA Engineer on HLN Tonight

Written by PETA | July 30, 2010
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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.

TiVo alert: April Evans, my nominee for Gutsiest Animal Defender of the Year, is scheduled to appear on Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell tonight. Evans, who is also featured in today’s Houston Chronicle, is the NASA engineer who walked away from her dream job working on development of the International Space Station to take a stand against NASA’s cruel and pointless radiation experiments on monkeys.

“I began to feel guilty that I was part of an organization doing this,” she told the Chronicle. “I’ve dedicated myself to trying to stop these experiments.”

And she means it: Evans now spends her days working to halt NASA’s misguided monkey radiation project and campaigning for an international treaty to end space experiments on primates.

You can support PETA’s and April’s efforts to stop these experiments by sending an e-mail to the Brookhaven National Laboratory, where a portion of these experiments are set to take place. (And don’t forget to join PETA’s NASA Facebook group.)

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Mike Quinoa says:

    You’re to be commended for your courageous and selfless stand April. I hope you find another dream job with an employer who appreciates the few people like yourself who have smarts and high notforsale moral values.

  • Toby says:

    That seems awesome for HLN to air that but it’s brought to us by Time Warner which doesn’t work for truth or ethics it isn’t properly regulated with competition laws. We should make efforts to avoid corporate media Time Warner Disney GE Viacom CBS News Corp own virtually all US media they all pushed the US toward the immoral needless invasion of Iraq. They kept keep the US public foolish they encourage it to be stupid because we citizens are more profitable that way. Regardless of morality or truth those media giants are legally obligated to make money that is unethical they’re ruining the US by keeping us in the ‘cold’ without ethics ‘dark’ without truth.