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Nonlethal Weapon Research / Animals Used In Testing #240382

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1975
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(Studio) Animals used regularly in research; Army conducts controversial research in Missouri both for its method and purpose.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) At recently disbanded land warfare lab in Missouri, research jointly conducted by Army and law enforcement assistance administration Idea was to find weapons to stun but not kill or permanently injure; testing involved animals. Aberdeen research film shown. Animals not killed by tests were used in autopsies; testing has been stopped now. [Senator William ROTH - sees animal experiments as inhuman and barbaric.] [Test supervisor nonlethal research Matthew WARGOVICH - justifies use of animals in research project.] Justice Department to spend no more on this research. [Director National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Gerald CAPLAN - says every weapon tested has shown disadvantages of life-threatening nature.] Army's interest in nonlethal weapons persists.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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