Zapping NASA’s Radiation Tests on Monkeys

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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.

Shouldn’t every day be “Bring Your Daughter to the Demo” Day?




This adorable girl joined other proud PETA supporters outside Johnson Space Center in Houston yesterday to urge NASA to ground its misguided plans to torment monkeys in cruel and ineffective radiation experiments. They educated tons of passersby about the more than two dozen monkeys who will be zapped with a large dose of radiation in NASA’s crude experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York. After the experiment, the monkeys will be shipped off to Harvard’s McLean Hospital and forced into years of experiments to assess how the radiation deteriorates their brains and wreaks havoc on their bodies.

Facebook posts speaking out against the cruel experiment have flooded NASA’s page—to the point that NASA created a new discussion board solely dedicated to this issue. And we’re tweeting at astronauts on the International Space Station (retweet, anyone?) asking them to take action:

@Astro_TJ Pls tell @NASA 2 #savethemonkeys from cruel & ineffective radiation experiments & replace ’em w/ humane/modern research methds!

Join the thousands of people signing PETA’s Twitter petition and urging Congress to halt NASA’s cruel plan.

Written by Logan Scherer

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