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ACTION ALERT: Ask Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Stop the Use of Monkeys in Space Radiation Experiments ! !

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Please take a minute to call Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Ph.D., and ask him to halt DOE's involvement in NASA's planned monkey radiation experiments.


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Simone Duffin (1462)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 3:28 am

Please take a minute to call Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Ph.D., and ask him to halt DOE’s involvement in NASA’s planned monkey radiation experiments.

Steven Chu, Ph.D.
phone (202) 586-5000
fax (202) 586-4403


I have an important update and call to action regarding our year-long efforts to cancel NASA’s proposed radiation experiments involving live monkeys.

Just yesterday (10/14/10), the website NASAWatch released documents (PDF) indicating that Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) director Samuel Aronson, Ph.D., informed the Department of Energy (DOE) of his decision regarding the use of monkeys in space radiation research. While much of the document is blacked out, the information that remains gives us hope that Dr. Aronson and DOE have made the right decision.

Now more than ever, we need to make sure that BNL and DOE know that the public opposes this research.


The experiments are supposed to take place at a DOE facility. We have provided text for you, but if you decide to write your own message, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:

•I am writing to ask that you halt the Department of Energy’s involvement in NASA’s planned monkey radiation experiments.
•I understand that recently a decision has been made by Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Department of Energy, but that you have yet to make your decision known to the public.
•Genetic, anatomical, and physiological differences between humans and monkeys make this type of research unproductive.
•Monkeys are sentient and social beings who experience pain and suffering.
•Decades of radiation research involving nonhuman primates have not advanced human space travel.
•There are many validated nonanimal research methods that can and should be used.

Cindy C (125)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 9:31 am

Carol H (229)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 9:51 am
thanks Simone, action to be taken, noted

linda b (186)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 12:35 pm
Noted Thank you Simone.

Patricia Maria T (144)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 12:48 pm
It is not clear what to do there on the website...

Penelope R (178)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 2:43 pm
Patricia they are asking for a letter to be sent. Thanks Simone

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 3:12 pm
Thanks Simone

Patrizia S (315)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 3:35 pm
will write a letter Monday

Alicia V (181)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 6:33 pm
I sent mine. Thanks Simone.

wendy w (47)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 6:54 pm
Thanx Simone

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 7:46 pm
noted, thnx.

Sue McGuey (106)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 8:44 pm
Noted!~ Thanx for the article Simone!~

Jason Green (235)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 7:41 am
letter sent

Susan S (187)
Sunday October 17, 2010, 1:59 pm
Thanks for posting Simone.

Esther Z (94)
Monday October 18, 2010, 4:01 am
Noted and letter sent.

Tuesday October 19, 2010, 10:23 am
Noted - thank you Simone!

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:28 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela Letter SENT
Primate/Animal experiments have proven to be Scientifically USELESS and HAVE NO VALIDITY: because what is dangerous for a Primate (MAN) could be NOT for another Primate e.g. a CHIMPANZEE!!!!!! In the ’50 for example, how many HUMAN CHILDREN were born with arms / all sorts of deformities, due to the use by their mothers of the Talidomide during pregnancy!!!!!!! That chemical substance HAD BEEN TESTED on OTHER PRIMATES with NO negative results!!!!!!! What can be poisonous for a Gorilla could be NOT for a Chimpanzee and viceversa!!! The USA is the biggest user of Primates for experimentations, still persisting with this senseless and dangerous (also for MAN) procedure!!!!! Probably because too many ECONOMICAL INTERESTS are involved: Companies PRODUCING cages, equipments, etc. Companies financed for Primate/Animal Experiments that can wash their conscience STATING that their Products “ARE TESTED” but what happens ALSO to HUMAN PRIMATES is not THEIR problem….

Mervi R (74)
Friday November 5, 2010, 8:02 pm
noted, email sent
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