The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) is responsible for securing funding for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, where cruel experiments on cats and monkeys were recently exposed in an undercover investigation.
An October 2007 undercover investigation by the Israeli organization Let the Animals Live documented cruel experiments that involved the following: - Drilling holes in animals' skulls in order to expose their brains. - Attaching chambers and silicone disks to animals' skulls. - Subjecting them to daily water deprivation. - Immobilizing animals in restraint chairs and inserting electrodes directly into their brains. - Forcibly keeping animals' eyes open for hours while they watch patterns on screens.
The investigation also documented that after tests were completed, all cats and some monkeys were killed by experimenters and had their brains removed for further examination.
Watch video footage from the undercover investigation to see this cruelty firsthand. The ACWIS continues to support these cruel tests, even though there are safe, accurate, human-based alternatives available, such as non-invasive neuroimaging and microelectrode implants.
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