Build Back Better? ... Musk's Neuralink mutilated and killed monkeys

Build Back Better? ... Musk's Neuralink mutilated and killed monkeys

A group of physicians claims that Elon Musk's Neuralink firm is 'mutilating and killing monkeys' to create a 'brain-machine interface.'

The group released details of experiments on monkeys up to 2020.

The animals endured 'sloppy experiments that resulted in chronic infections, seizures, paralysis, internal bleeding and declining psychological health'.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently launched a website detailing the gruesome stories of monkeys that are said to have suffered from sloppy experiments conducted at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis).

PCRM shared lab notes with detailing several experiments conducted on monkeys that had received implanted electrodes during surgeries. 

Nueralink's head neurosurgeon Matthew MacDougall's name is shown within the messages as 'running the procedures.'

Reina Pohl, the communication specialist for PCRM, told that the lab notes were provided to the group by UC Davis due to a lawsuit filed against it by PCRM in February - but notes Neuralink employees conducted the experiments.

The lawsuit states the animals 'suffered infections from the implanted electrodes placed in their brains' and an 'unapproved substance' known as BioGlue 'killed monkeys by destroying portions of their brains.'

PCRM, which includes more than 17,000 physicians, states that the experiments were conducted at UC Davis, and Neuralink paid $1.4 million to use the university's facilities.

Neuralink has confirmed it conducted tests at the university and previously noted several animals were euthanized during experiments.

'As part of this work, two animals were euthanized at planned end dates to gather important histological data, and six animals were euthanized at the medical advice of the veterinary staff at UC Davis,' reads a Neuralink blog post.