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Protestors gather downtown to demand an end to Neuralink testing on monkeys


The Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine protested outside Austin City Hall yesterday over animal testing at the facilities of the brain microchip company. During an initial round of testing, eight monkeys were euthanized, Neuralink says.

On top of the protest, the committee:

  • Sent a letter to Mayor Steve Adler requesting him to investigate the company
  • Plans to run ads on Capital Metro buses about the matter

The group also says they’re suing the University of California, Davis where testing on monkeys was funded by Neuralink. The institution has reportedly declined to release videotapes and photographs of the testing.

Founded in 2016, Neuralink is one of Musk’s many ventures on top of companies like Texas-based Tesla and Boring Company. Earlier this year, Musk said the plan is to make Neuralink tech available for people with spinal cord injuries next year, pending FDA approval.


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