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Animal rights activists to protest at McLean

The research monkeys have yet to arrive in Belmont, but the animal right activists will be there on Thursday. Several groups have scheduled a protest against a planned NASA-sponsored experiment that will bring lab monkeys to McLean psychiatric hospital. Here’s what the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – a group that opposes animal experiments – has to say: Ever since PCRM learned about NASA’s plans to irradiate squirrel monkeys in a misguided attempt to learn about human space travel, PCRM has been urging the space agency to cancel the experiments before they begin. Now, we are broadening our efforts by 


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