NASA, Don't Expose Monkeys to Radiation!
NASA has announced that it plans to expose approximately two dozen squirrel monkeys to dangerous space radiation in a cruel and frivolous experiment that purportedly aims to study the health effects of radiation in deep space. Space-radiation exposure in monkeys can cause them to suffer from fatal types of cancer, including brain tumors, and other illnesses.
Because of drastic biological differences between species, radiation experiments on monkeys won't tell scientists anything about how astronauts will react to deep space. Luckily, modern in vitro and clinical research methods are available and can be used to study the affects of space radiation on the human body.
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We were shocked to learn that NASA intends to use squirrel monkeys for cruel experiments involving dangerous exposure to radiation. The use of monkeys in such experiments is both ethically indefensible and scientifically questionable.
Please immediately put an end to these experiments and instead direct American tax dollars toward further developing and implementing modern non-animal research methods to learn about the health effects of space travel.