Musk’s Neuralink Investigated Over Killing 1,500 Animals In Botched Tests

  • Elon Musk’s Neuralink, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations.
  • Internal staff have complained that the company is rushing animal testing, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.
  • Last week, Musk said that a wireless ‘brain chip’ developed by Neuralink could begin human clinical trials in six months. However, the pace of the company’s research is costing the lives of animals.
  • Since 2018, the company has roughly killed about 1,500 animals, including more than 280 sheep, pigs and monkeys, according to Reuters.
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