WCW Sues FDA for Videos of Nicotine Tests on Baby Monkeys

Posted by Justin Goodman
25 August 2017 | Newsworthy

 

UPDATE (9/28/17): The FDA has announced it’s suspending its nicotine addiction experiments on monkeys following pressure from WCW, thousands of our supporters and Dr. Jane Goodall.

Back in March, we told you how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is using your tax dollars to inject baby monkeys with nicotine to determine what dose addicts them, videotape their responses–which include tremors and vomiting–and lock them alone in cages for nearly 3 years.

FDA schematic of its taxpayer-funded nicotine addiction experiments on baby squirrel monkeys

 

Despite a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and an associated appeal, FDA has refused to provide WCW with critical information and documentation about this project including costs, primates’ veterinary records, videos of the experiments, and animal welfare violation reports.

The FDA’s failure to comply with WCW’s request constitutes violations of federal FOIA laws, and our legal team has filed a lawsuit against the agency to compel it to release the information. 

As the case makes its way through the legal system, please send an email to FDA officials urging them to release documents about their nicotine addiction experiments on baby monkeys and end the wasteful project.WCW action header Cong Plus

 

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Stop your testing on animals you can’t tell me that we are not far enough in in advance that we need to continue to make animal suffer how dare you. And I for an eye tooth for a tooth this is not science anymore not with the knowledge we have

Re: All would-be Drs. Frankensteins.
One of those (I assume, costly) “scientific” studies that point to exactly what? That a: Nicotine is addictive? b: Giving a tiny animal the same amount as a human constitution can handle, will make it violently ill? c) Malnutrition will result from a continual choice of cigarettes over food? d: Lock an intelligent animal away with no stimulation and it will smoke cigarettes out of boredom and it will smoke cigarettes just like its’ human cousins do? e) Change things up and have the monkees lock the lab techs up in cages and run experiment on them? f) Ditto: the scientific geniuses and whoever thought this pointless experiment up and funded it? g) Realize that showing the last two prequels of Planet of The Apes as a reward was might have been a tactical error?
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One of those (I assume, costly) “scientific” studies that point to exactly what? That a: Nicotine is addictive? b: Giving a tiny animal the same amount as a human constitution can handle, will make it violently ill? c) Malnutrition will result from a continual choice of cigarettes over food? d: Lock an intelligent animal away with no stimulation and it will smoke cigarettes out of boredom and it will smoke cigarettes just like its’ human cousins do? e) Change things up and have the monkees lock the lab techs up in cages and run experiment on them? f) Ditto: the scientific geniuses and whoever thought this pointless experiment up and funded it? g) Realize that showing the last two prequels of Planet of The Apes as a reward was might have been a tactical error?
Sorry, I’ll be serious now. h) Someone needs to justify their department’s budget by cranking out $5.00 experiments, pocketing the money and misplacing the paperwork. i: Keeping Sociopaths off the street by putting them in a controlled environment and away from the general human population? How noble!!
Sincerely signed,
Your favorite lab tech, “Igor”

This is very and inhumane and abusive. And for crying out loud we already know that nicotine is addictive. How do you sleep at night?😪😡

This is cruel, inhumane and abusive. And for crying out loud everybody already knows nicotine is addictive. How do you sleep at night?.

Institutions wishing to do research must establish an Institutional Review Board (IRB ) and if using animals an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) centrally important in applying laws about animal research in the United States. Researchers must present their proposals for ethics review, including a thorough literature search of the scientific literature that demonstrates that the experiment has not been done before and the researcher must also logically present data and make a case for the benefits, design, plausibility, and likelihood that methods will bring about reliable and desired results. The study must be needed, like soldiers are injured in battle, or people are dying from a widespread disease and your research model would probably produce results that would somehow benefit society by finding a cure, a preventative, a treatment, even if just increase knowledge. So. Why and how do researchers still force monkeys to smoke, dogs to smoke, kittens to be blinded, suffer sensory deprivation, and get pulled away from their mothers at birth, as do monkeys get pulled from their mothers at birth. Am I repeating myself? Am I being redundant? Not really because dogs and baby monkeys, and kittens are still suffering in ways that are copy cat crimes of futility, cruelty, and redundancy. How are these nerds still allowed to carry on this inhumane torture of sentient beings, producing no useful advancements in medicine yet collecting a paycheck? When the first Nazi doctors succeeded in starving mentally ill children to death they were smart enough to figure out they (the doctors) would soon no longer be needed, they were smart enough to foresee their own obsolescence. They did not start out as criminals, these doctors, although they knew that what they were doing to the impaired patients was not medicine. They had already dipped their toes into the pool that was a break with their medical ethics training. Now, they realized they’d reached a new crossroads, lose their job, or find a new purpose or application for their skills, their expertise. So, for job security they looked around for a purpose. It was WWII. Many soldiers were getting horrible war wounds, breaks, burns to their limbs so the doctors decided to use their patients to duplicate such injuries and find treatments that could be used by the military. Although, the patients were not dying, they could be expected to live a normal amount of years and enjoy a decent life with their families. But the Nazi literature saw them as worthless lives so, in the eyes of Nazis they were fair game for sacrifice at the alter of scientific research. Similarly, animals are seen as inferior to human life forms and so they are deprived of rights. Would you believe that there are sane, intelligent, highly educated people, experts at law and in medicine, as well as, in logic, ethics, and philosophical issues connected to animal welfare, who are engaged in battle to emancipate research animals, free them from cages, hopefully moving them to sanctuaries? Now, back to the scientific method and research, once you have achieved the ultimate goal of your research, such as proven that cigarette smoking is bad for you, causes disease, birth defects, organ damage, organ failure, and death. Once the cigarette and tobacco industry has been taken to court, scientific evidence and testimony presented, companies made to pay their victims, made to adhere to limiting regulations such as posting a clear health warning on each package and product sign and display, not market to children or show people smoking or display (product placement) in movies or on primetime TV, refrain from as yet unproven claims and deliberate lies in advertising. Research into tobacco use has discovered the psychological dependence, habituation, and addiction components, has helped bring about societal changes that helped bring down the number of smokers, cancers, heart and/or lung diseases, and deaths. Smoking research has effected social change and impacted society’s health immeasurably. The knowledge is all laid out and has helped man. I believe smoking research has succeeded and has crossed the finish line. Any further study is duplication and overkill. Until further notice, forcing monkeys or cute little beagles to smoke is not in the purest sense, science. It is dipping your toes into something else, criminal activity. So, why are these idiots without imagination still forcing animals to smoke? Huh? How is a quorum of IACUC members brought to signing off on this activity? Someone please explain to me how they justify it? How do researchers wriggle through the IACUC maze? I have a terminal lung disease. It’s not hypothetical, I really have this disease, and it’s progressive, and I fear and suffer greatly when I get short of breath. I know how these animals feel, I think I know a measure of what they go through. It is horrible to be deprived of air. What gives nerds the right to deprive air to innocent, trusting, loyal, and sentient beings? Well, maybe monkeys aren’t very obedient but they are God’s creatures, they are sentient, social, thinking, feeling, cute beings. What gives anyone in a lab coat or not, the right to torture, wound, terrorize, isolate, deprive, and kill God’s creatures? Even atheists have respect for living beings, it does not necessarily hinge upon religion but on ethics, morality, logical reasoning, and justice, both philosophical and legal. Why and how do people get to cash a paycheck for locking into a type of vise and bombarding a small, fuzzy, cuddly mammal with noise so loud that it deafens the poor creature, then when you’re through with all the tortures you’ve devised for your protocol, you slice off or smash in the creature’s head, to terminate life and you declare that you have a “cure” for tinnitis, not 100%, individual results may vary, in fact you may get no benefit at all. Yet the researchers get to take that to the bank, collect their dough and publish their results in medical journals. And if you have a couple of little dots on your graph that fall outside the curve according to your prediction model, you make appropriate adjustments so that your graph looks purdy and scientifically precise, beyond question. This is more jibber-jabber than scientific jargon because I’m not a scientist, doctor, or medical researcher. I am not even that smart. But I’m good at observing, analyzing, writing about it and understanding. Don’t ask me how that’s possible when I’m not really that smart. But understanding can often get through to us not through the brain, on its own, but through the heart, as well.

Stop this is so cruel and we the people will not stand for this!!!!!

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