GOVERNMENT WASTE: More than $3 MILLION spent to study drunken monkeys


(AP)

I read this nonsense and I can’t help but be pissed off when I receive my paycheck, knowing the taxes they take from me are being spent on such lunacy!

The federal government reportedly has spent more than $3 million to get monkeys drunk in order to study the effect the alcohol has on body tissue.

 (AP)
(AP)

The Washington Times reported Friday on a host of questionable grant programs administered by the National Institutes of Health, including a multi-year project to study if over-drinking causes gamblers to lose more money.

The monkey project, which reportedly has cost taxpayers $3.2 million so far, is being led by the Oregon Health & Science University.



Researchers say the work will “bridge the gap” between studies that focus on rodents and human research. According to the Times, they say it will allow the “alcohol research community to better understand disease processes associated with alcoholism.”

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