TELL NASA TO STOP NUKING MONKEYS
  • Petitioned Charles Bolden

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TELL NASA TO STOP NUKING MONKEYS

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      KINSHIP CIRCLE

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December 2010

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NASA had plans to subject squirrel monkeys to radiation experiments that the European Space Agency said would be useless and a former astronaut said wouldn't help humans survive in deep space. Physicians for Responsible Medicine, PETA and other organizations protested the experiments as outdated, irrelevant and inhumane. After more than a year of campaigning, NASA finally announced that the radiation experiments were cancelled.

For the first time in decades (since chimps in space) NASA is conducting
radiation tests on squirrel monkeys.

Irradiating monkeys calls for experimenters to repeatedly blast restrained
animals with gamma rays comparable to three years in space. Once tests
conclude at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, the monkeys spend
their lives as test subjects in a Harvard Medical School project.

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    1. NASA Engineer Resigns Over Radiation Testing on Monkeys

      April Evans has been with NASA's Human Spaceflight Program for nine years, and has received an excellence award for her work. But she recently walked away from her position as a space architect on the International Space Station program due to NASA's...

    2. More Radiation for Space Monkeys

      It's not the first time monkeys have been exposed to radiation. So many studies have documented the painful and disturbing effects of exposure, that there's no reason for further animal research. But NASA doesn't see it that way.
      The Humane Society...

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