Neuralink, a company owned by Elon Musk, is under US federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations. Whistleblowers state that the company’s policies are causing needless animal suffering and deaths.
There is no need to torture and kill sentient beings in the name of science in this day and age. You would think the world’s richest man would invest in other ways to develop medical science products.
Key points from article:
- Neuralink is developing a brain implant it hopes will help paralyzed people walk again and cure other neurological ailments
- Reuters reviewed dozens of Neuralink documents and interviewed more than 20 current and former employees. They claim that pressure from CEO Musk to accelerate development is resulting in botched experiments
- In all, the company has killed about 1,500 animals, including more than 280 sheep, pigs and monkeys, following experiments since 2018