When it comes to exploiting animals, Elon Musk is a true leader.
The Time 2021 Person of the Year—who has a long history of harming animals by shooting squid, mice, and tardigrades (aka “water bears”) into space as well as implanting a computer chip into a monkey’s skull and coin-size computer chips into pigs’ brains—has a new proposal: to send a “Noah’s Ark” of animals to Mars.
“[T]he next really big thing is to build a self-sustaining city on Mars and bring the animals and creatures of Earth there. Sort of like a futuristic Noah’s ark. We’ll bring more than two, though—it’s a little weird if there’s only two,” he said.
Any more than zero would be more than a little weird—it’d be cruel.
Musk should focus on humans, who can choose to participate, and stop exploiting animals in curiosity-driven experiments.
Another exploitative and pointless endeavor of Musk’s involves SpaceX—of which Musk is the founder, CEO, and chief engineer—and 128 baby glow-in-the-dark bobtail squid as well as 5,000 tardigrades.
These animals were sent to the International Space Station, where they were to be experimented on in the name of “research.”
News of the squid’s and tardigrades’ doomed trip followed a similar December 2020 stunt, in which mice—some of whom had first been injected with drugs at The Jackson Laboratory, causing their muscle mass to double unnaturally—were launched aboard a SpaceX rocket.
These experiments and the slew mentioned below are cruel wastes of time, with no relevance to astronauts or other humans.
In a separate experiment, Musk implanted a computer chip in a monkey’s skull, apparently to see if the animal could “play video games using his mind.”
He claimed that the monkey “looks totally happy,” but he’s no primatologist.
If he were, he’d never suggest that an animal strapped to a chair with a metal device implanted in his skull and forced to watch video games all day would be anything but miserable.
This monkey is not the only victim of cruel experiments carried out by Neuralink, another of Musk’s companies.
In August 2020, Musk introduced Gertrude—one of several pigs used—during a webcast demonstration.
The experiment involved implanting coin-sized computer chips in pigs’ brains in order to attempt to demonstrate that brainwaves can be tracked.
One clip showed a pig forced to trot on a treadmill.
Giant notches had been cut in her ears, just as is done to pigs on filthy farms without painkillers.
Aware that there would be backlash against his use of pigs, Musk used a PR reel to claim that he and his staff care about animals.
But no amount of “humane washing” can cover up the cruelty, speciesism, and bad science that underlie all such experiments.
PETA challenges Musk to behave like a true pioneer and have the implants put into his own brain instead.
Attempts to connect human brains to the internet shouldn’t come at the expense of pigs or monkeys—our fellow Earthlings—who feel pain, fear, and confusion and deserve consideration.
Scientifically, Musk’s demos didn’t show anything that hasn’t been shown before.
Like most of his supposed breakthroughs have been, they were long on hype and short on evidence that what he was predicting can actually happen.
Smart, sensitive pigs deserve far more than a few pats on the head and a cell lined with straw—they should be left in peace to socialize, play, make nests, and relax in the sun.
The intelligent monkey whose mutilation Musk admittedly oversaw should be free to live with his troop members, scamper along tree branches, and forage for fruit, flowers, nectar, and other tasty foods in his natural habitat—not be imprisoned inside a lab and used as a test subject.
ATTN @Neuralink and @elonmusk:
Involuntary brain surgery and denying Gertrude and other pigs their natural lives as individuals is speciesism, not science. pic.twitter.com/36RBYrjpkU
— PETA (@peta) September 1, 2020
Having outfitted cars with vegan leather, Musk must know that there are ethical ways to achieve his goals. Exploiting animals in experiments isn’t one of them.
Might doesn’t make right: From outfitting cars to experimenting with brainwaves, Musk must know that there are ethical ways to achieve his goals—and exploiting animals in experiments isn’t one of them.
Pigs and Monkeys Are Just Like Us
Pigs are known to dream, recognize their own names, memorize complicated routes, and lead complex social lives.
Humans who run animal sanctuaries that include pigs note that they’re like us in many ways: They enjoy listening to music, playing with soccer balls, and getting massages.
Monkeys have learned to use cameras and iPhones to look at themselves, indicating their self-awareness. They’re also empathic, unlike the speciesist humans who torment them.
In many recorded instances, monkeys have risked their lives to help others.
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And I mean…Elon Musk is not only the richest person in the world, but now also “Person of the Year” according to “Time Magazine”.
Hitler was already person of the year, and so was Stalin. So much for “changing the world for the worse”.
Test with monkey was successful, says the genius Musk, so … He wants to implement brain chips in humans this year.
“What works for a monkey should soon also be possible for humans.
Elon Musk holds out the prospect of implementing microchips for artificial intelligence in human bodies on a trial basis later this year.
The hope behind it that he promises us: diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, but also paralysis could be cured and telepathic powers activated “.
This is what the Business Insider reports.
It’s like the discovery of radioactivity. The idealists think of x-rays – that is, helping people.
Then came the atomic bombs.
The chip that Elon Musk developed can help paralyzed people, but it can also lead to total control and manipulation.
Instead of equipping machines with human capabilities, people are programmed to be machines.
It might be cheaper.
An army in a controlled march.
An absolute horror performance.
Something like that has a huge potential for abuse.
Our question: is the Musk Chip compatible with the Gates Chip from the vaccination?
My best regards to all, Venus