Animal Protection Caucus Urges USDA to Enforce AWA Against Musk’s Neuralink

Members of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Administrator Kevin Shea, urging them to exercise greater Animal Welfare Act oversight of Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain implant company, which experiments on monkeys, sheep, pigs, and rats. According to the letter, multiple complaints of “botched experiments” and “unnecessary animal suffering” are reportedly the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Office of the Inspector General.