Sunday, 14 March 2010

MONKEY DRUG TRIALS 1969





This experiment was meant to learn and understand the effects of drugs and addiction. What was done was there were a number of monkeys and rats that were given drugs like morphine, alcohol, codeine, cocaine, and amphetamines. They were taught to self inject. The animals were left in a place with an unlimited number of drugs. The animals soon became disturbed and were trying to escape reaching a point of being so desperate to get out that they broke their arms in the process. Others would rip their finger out. There was a case were one monkey tore all the fur of his arms and his chest. The reason that his is unethical is because of the horrendous treatment of animals. Having them suffer and die without their knowledge and they did not even know what they were doing.

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