Elon Musk’s Neuralink experiments on animals are outdated and unjustifiable
In an opinion article published in the New York Daily News on March 14, 2002, and reprinted below, CAARE’s president Barbara Stagno, calls out the invasive and cruel experiments experiments at Elon Musk’s company Neuralink, that attempted to develop a brain computer interface (BCI), as backwards and unnecessary, pointing to more than a decade of extensive research to develop BCI’s using human volunteers.Read more
When life becomes worthless
Over the past three months, laboratories have escalated the largely hidden practice of gassing to death thousands of animals - mostly rats and mice, but likely other small mammals such as guinea pigs and hamsters – because the COVID-19 pandemic has made it problematic for lab personnel to administer routine care.Read more
Pig organ transplants are not the answer
Recent news has touted the success of scientists to use genetic engineering on pigs, claiming this will make pig organs feasible for transplanting into humans.
Scientists have created gene-edited piglets that tested negative for viruses that could be transferred to humans. Dr. George Church, a Harvard geneticist who led the experiments, claims that the first pig-to-human transplants could occur within the next two years.Read more
Which comes first, science or ethics?
What must be the key driver in our quest to replace animals in experiments -- is it science or ethics?Read more