An animal rights group is suing the University of California, Davis, over experiments conducted for Neuralink, Elon Musk’s biotech company. The group says that the university has 371 photos related to experiments on monkeys that were performed for Neuralink. The group seeks the release of 185 pictures related to the autopsies of animals that died during the experiments.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine claim that UC Davis has 185 pictures related to the autopsies of the animals and an additional 186 photos of the experiments that were performed on the monkeys. These experiments included cutting holes into the monkeys’ skulls to implant electrodes into their brains.

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The committee learned about the photos through a legal document from UC Davis. According to the Physicians Committee, Neuralink paid the university a whopping $1.4 million to use the facilities and animals at UC Davis for the cruel testing.

“UC Davis thinks the public is too stupid to know what they’re looking at,” Ryan Merkley, director of research advocacy with the Physicians Committee, said in a press release. “But it’s clear the university is simply trying to hide from taxpayers the fact that it partnered with Elon Musk to conduct experiments in which animals suffered and died.”

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine also file a complaint with the US Department of Agriculture, claiming that the institution had violated the federal Animal Welfare Act. Neuralink and the University of California Davis must be investigated and held accountable!

Sign this petition to demand that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigate this animal abuse!

Numerous companies are standing up against animal testing, and recently the USDA decided to eliminate some mammalian testing by 2025. The majority of animal testing is used in medicine and for other human products and treatments. According to PETA, the National Institutes of Health wastes $12 billion annually on animal testing that leads nowhere, these experiments on animals fail 90% of the time! The research used on animals rarely correlates when it is tested on humans, making it a waste of money and unnecessary. Monkeys, mice, rats, and dogs are all used in animal experiments around the nation. It’s time countries ban animal experimentation altogether as it hurts humans as well.

Read more about animal testing in One Green Planet, including why it makes no sense. Celebrities like James Cromwell and Paul McCartney have spoken out against animal testing.

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