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Musk is in the crosshairs again: a company he owns is being investigated on suspicion of animal abuse Israel today


The US authorities began investigating the American billionaire's "Neuralink" days after he announced that they would begin experiments with "chips in human brains within six months" • Estimates are that since 2018, approximately 1,500 animals have been killed in experiments, including more than 280 mammals. big

Elon Musk's "Neuralink" company is in the eye of the storm after the Reuters news agency reported today (Tuesday) that the company's employees claim that the experiments with the chips that are supposed to be implanted in humans in the future - were first carried out on animals in a hasty manner and caused the suffering of animals and even the death of some of them.

"Neuralink" is a company that specializes in medical technology.

Among other things, her ambition is to help people with various disabilities such as paralysis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or those who suffer from the side effects of a stroke.

Elon Musk.

Again in the eye of the storm, photo: Reuters

The federal authorities in the USA (illustration). They started an investigation, photo: AP

The report is based on "dozens of documents and interviews of current and former employees of the company, including complaints about pressure from the CEO himself, Elon Musk, to speed up processes that ultimately ended in faulty experiments on a large number of animals and, consequently, a higher number of victims."

Sources familiar with the details said that since 2018, about 1,500 animals have been killed in experiments, including more than 280 "large" mammals (sheep, pigs and monkeys), but there is no exact number.

According to the sources, the company does not adhere to proper records and protocols.

Elon Musk.

The company did not follow records and protocols, photo: E.P

Chips in humans - within six months

As you remember, last week the owner of Tesla, Twitter and SpaceX announced during a "Neuralink" event in California that they aim to start implanting chips in the brains of patients within six months.

"As wonderful as it may sound, we are sure that it is possible to restore full body function to someone who has a broken spinal cord," Musk revealed and even estimated that the chip would help people who have lost their sight "to be able to see even if they have never seen before."

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Source: israelhayom

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