Footage Released Showing British Military’s 1952 Biological Warfare Experiments On Monkeys

The horrific testing, conducted in secret and dubbed Operation Cauldron, took place offshore on a ship near the Isle of Lewis. Over the course of several months, dozens of terrified monkeys and thousands of guinea pigs were subjected to “germ bombs” containing bubonic plague and other deadly diseases, with many of the animals dying after a few days.

The project was part of the U.K. military’s effort to develop biological weapons that could be used on real people in a potental war against the Soviets. Needless to say, the Ministry of Defence was reluctant to release the incredibly disturbing 47-minute film documenting the experiments:

9 Comments on "Footage Released Showing British Military’s 1952 Biological Warfare Experiments On Monkeys"

  1. Monkey See Monkey Do | Oct 2, 2012 at 9:23 am |

    Similar things happen all the time in L’oreal testing facilities.

    “animals are subjected to terrible treatment, like having cosmetic products rubbed into their eyes, before they eventually are left to die, alone and suffering from immense physical pain. More than 100 million animals are tortured to death for product testing every year. Every minute, just in United States labs, 219 animals are killed.”
    http://forcechange.com/16376/tell-loreal-to-stop-testing-on-animals/

  2. Monkey See Monkey Do | Oct 2, 2012 at 9:23 am |

    Similar things happen all the time in L’oreal testing facilities.

    “animals are subjected to terrible treatment, like having cosmetic products rubbed into their eyes, before they eventually are left to die, alone and suffering from immense physical pain. More than 100 million animals are tortured to death for product testing every year. Every minute, just in United States labs, 219 animals are killed.”
    http://forcechange.com/16376/tell-loreal-to-stop-testing-on-animals/

  3. The monkey probably get a better treatment than when the test are done on humans. 

  4. Nunzio X | Oct 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm |

    “Humanity, you never had it to begin with.”

    —Charles Bukowski

  5. Nunzio X | Oct 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm |

    “Humanity, you never had it to begin with.”

    —Charles Bukowski

  6. Infvocuernos | Oct 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm |

    Now I’m going to have monkey nightmares for a week.  

  7. gelikeasics | Oct 3, 2012 at 7:06 am |

    that guy at the start. “I am Jack’s wasted life”

  8. gelikeasics | Oct 3, 2012 at 7:06 am |

    that guy at the start. “I am Jack’s wasted life”

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