Neuralink, a medical device company owned by Elon Musk, is under federal investigation for possible animal-welfare infringements amid internal staff complaints. Employees say the research speed is causing needless suffering and deaths, Rachel Levy reports for Reuters.
The company has killed nearly 1,500 animals since 2018. While the numbers do not imply wrongdoing, employees say more animals have died than necessary because of Elon Musk’s research speed. The probe focuses on violations of the Animal Welfare Act as the company tries to develop a brain implant it hopes will help paralyzed people walk again and cure other neurological ailments.