Posted by brandoniswrite on March 4, 2012
WASHINGTON — Animal rights activists with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals today requested permission to use unused buildings at the Kennedy Space Center for a “Chimpanzee Empathy Museum” that would honor some of NASA’s earliest test pilots — and put a spotlight on modern-day experimentation.
“PETA’s exhibit will show that while NASA has stopped blasting terrified chimpanzees into space and crippling them in crash tests, chimpanzees are still tormented in laboratories — and that cannot go on,” says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo, in a statement. “With Congress considering a bill to ban experiments on these intelligent and social animals, it’s the perfect time for an exhibit about what we have done to our closest primate relatives.”
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