Elon Musk has vowed to start human trials for his brain chip implants within six months, even though the majority of his brainchipped lab monkeys either died or chewed their fingers off, while experiencing horrific suffering.
Based in San Francisco Bay Area and Austin, Texas, Musk’s Neuralink company has been conducting tests on monkeys and other animals as it seeks approval from the FDA.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine filed documents with the US Department of Agriculture earlier in 2022 alleging the monkeys were experiencing extreme suffering, with one monkey having holes drilled in its skull.
Neuralink’s brain chips were implanted in the monkeys’ heads to see if they could control technology with their thoughts. However, the mind control experiment allegedly left 15 out of 23 monkeys dead.
According to the Sun:
A legal battle is now being pursued to force the Californian university to release a cache of 371 grisly photographs of the monkeys reportedly killed or injured in the experiments.
Ryan Merkley, of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine advocacy group, said the public needs to be made aware of the monkeys’ suffering.
He said: “UC Davis thinks the public is too stupid to know what they’re looking at. But it’s clear the university is simply trying to hide from taxpayers the fact that it partnered with Elon Musk to conduct experiments in which animals suffered and died.
“These photos are public records created with public funds, and the public deserves access to the research they paid for.”
In a statement released in February, Neuralink defended its testing measures – but admitted several animals were euthanized.