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Elon Musk’s brain chip company, Neuralink, faces animal abuse claims

An animal welfare group alleges that monkey test subjects endured ‘crude surgeries’ and ‘extreme suffering’

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An animal welfare group alleges that monkey test subjects endured ‘crude surgeries’ and ‘extreme suffering’

Highlights

  • Elon Musk’s brain chip company Neuralink is defending itself against claims that monkeys were tortured and left to die in horrific experiments at its facilities.
  • The group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) said the research caused “extreme suffering” in monkeys.
  • PCRM obtained hundreds of pages of health records, necropsy reports and other documents related to the $1.4m partnership through California’s open records laws.
  • The company called the data cited in the complaint “misleading”, saying in a blogpost it “did and continues to meet federally mandated standards” It responded directly to allegations that more than a dozen monkeys died after Neuralink procedures.