Studies have already shown that gamma radiation can cause depressive behavior, immobility, hyper-irritability, convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, hair loss, open sores, skin hemorrhages, and death.
Besides the physical ramifications, these barbaric experiments will subject these highly intelligent and social beings to nightmarish psychological conditions, daily restraint in primate chairs, and lonely despair in steel cages for a minimum of four years.
Please contact NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., and ask him to put a stop to these inhumane and needless experiments. Call him at (202) 358-0000 or e-mail him at email@example.com and let him know that:
- You oppose space radiation studies involving animals because they are cruel and pointless,
- Monkeys are sentient beings who experience pain and suffering just as we do, and
- There are viable non-animal research methods that can and should be used.
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