BREAKING: FDA Suspends Monkey Nicotine Experiments

Posted by Justin Goodman
26 September 2017 | Addicted, Newsworthy


UPDATE (1/26/18): The FDA announced it is permanently ending its nicotine addiction experiment and sending dozens of monkeys involved in the study to a sanctuary. Read more.

Following a lawsuit filed by White Coat Waste Project, messages from thousands of WCW supporters and a plea from world-renowned primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall, the FDA has suspended its controversial taxpayer-funded nicotine experiments on squirrel monkeys and ordered a thorough review of the project.

As first reported in the Washington Post, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wrote in a letter to Dr. Goodall that, “all experimentation involving the monkeys in the study you referenced has been halted.” 

Dr. Gottlieb goes on to state his commitment to reducing and replacing animal tests and writes that if the study is terminated, the agency will work to “identify an alternative home that can provide the monkeys with appropriate long-term care.”

Please send an email to FDA officials thanking them for this decision and urging them to permanently end the wasteful project.WCW action header Cong Plus

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These people hide in plain sight and get away with this. We need to send a message to them that they will not be in office anymore! SAVE all the animals. To hell with these people!

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