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Victory for NASA monkeys

Posted: 2 September 2010. Updated: 23 November 2012

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Our global campaign to end space experiments has been given a massive boost with NASA halting its proposed experiments on squirrel monkeys.

The Brookhaven National Laboratory, where the monkey experiments were to take place, announced that “NASA has informed Brookhaven that a proposal involving primate research at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory on the Brookhaven Lab site should be removed from consideration for experimental time at the facility.”

Additionally, NASA stated that it is “going to undertake a comprehensive review of the agency’s current research and technology development plans to see how they align with the president’s plan for human spaceflight, as outlined in the U.S. National Space Policy and the 2010 NASA Authorization Act.”

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Against NASA Primate Experiments

NASA’s proposed experiments on monkeys were cruel, unnecessary, premature and would have been a waste of taxpayers’ money.

They were expected to cost $1.75 million of US taxpayer money and they are scientifically unsupported. Our video shows that these monkey experiments have been criticized from every side, scientists, animal protectionists, astronauts, former NASA employees, and even the European Space Agency.

Watch: ‘NASA: One Giant Leap Backwards’



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