Employees at Brookhaven National Laboratory might have thought that their ears where playing tricks on them when they showed up at work Wednesday morning to find a message on their phones from none other than Alicia Silverstone. The not-so-Clueless actor is so fired up about NASA’s plans to fund an experimenter to bombard up to 30 squirrel monkeys with radiation at the facility that she sent a passionate phone message to each of Brookhaven’s more than 1,000 employees urging them to reject the experiments.
Alicia informed Brookhaven staffers that if the experiments go forward, then intelligent, social primates would be locked up in cages for the rest of their lives. The radiation could cause them to suffer brain damage, cancer, or even blindness.
Please add your two cents’ worth to Alicia’s by contacting Brookhaven’s head honchos letting them know that you oppose NASA’s planned experiments on monkeys, and asking them nix the experiments right now. And don’t forget to tell all of your friends to do the same. We can save these monkeys.