Elon Musk Company Investigated for Animal Welfare Violations

Elon Musk’s medical device company Neuralink, is under federal investigation for potential animal welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and death.

“…current and former Neuralink employees say the number of animal deaths is higher than it needs to be for reasons related to Musk’s demands to speed research…..On several occasions over the years, Musk has told employees to imagine they had a bomb strapped to their heads in an effort to get them to move faster…One employee…wrote an angry missive earlier this year to colleagues about the need to overhaul how the company organizes animal surgeries to prevent “hack jobs.” The rushed schedule, the employee wrote, resulted in under-prepared and over-stressed staffers scrambling to meet deadlines and making last-minute changes before surgeries, raising risks to the animals…In all, the company has killed about 1,500 animals, including more than 280 sheep, pigs and monkeys, following experiments since 2018.”



Read the investigative journalism report HERE.