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NASA Grounds Monkey Radiation Experiments!

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Nasa Grounds Monkey Radiation Experiments

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Well, folks, you did it. After scores of protests and more than 100,000 letters, phone calls, and e-mails from PETA supporters—including some high-profile allies, such as Sir Paul McCartney, Bob Barker, Alicia Silverstone, members of Congress, and even a former NASA astronaut and engineer—the space agency has quietly called off plans to conduct cruel radiation experiments on monkeys.

Thanks in large part to your efforts, dozens of squirrel monkeys have been given an early Christmas gift and will be spared from receiving harmful doses of radiation and then being isolated in cages and subjected to years of behavioral experiments to measure the damage caused by the radiation. Such damage likely would have included brain damage, cataracts, cancerous tumors, loss of motor control, and early death.

Way to go, team—you can be over the moon on this one!

This post was originally published on The PETA Files.

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    Matthew Ford, M.P.A. says...

    December 10th, 2010, 7:36 pm

    Reading that NASA has grounded cruel radiation experiments on monkeys was great news!

    Marion Martin says...

    December 10th, 2010, 7:43 pm

    Please do not do this to these dear little creatures, there must be another way.

    Cynthia says...

    December 10th, 2010, 8:31 pm

    HOORAY for SANITY!!

    Michael says...

    December 11th, 2010, 1:18 am

    I have been including these precious little monkeys in my prayers every single night ever since I heard of NASA’s plans. I am so very very grateful for PETA and I am overjoyed and so thankful that these innocent beings have been spared. It is a Christmas gift for me too! Thank you PETA! I love you!

    bonnie zarrillo says...

    December 11th, 2010, 10:35 am

    i hope all the flyers i handed out made a little difference, what a great christmas gift.

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