How Animal Experiments Paved the Way for the CIA's Torture Program

January 21, 2015 9:03 PM

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Fact: The CIA's torture program was directly inspired by animal experiments.

In the 1960s, dogs were subjected to random electric shocks from which they could not escape. Eventually the dogs gave up trying to avoid the painful shocks, not even escaping when a path to escape was finally presented to them.

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