Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Volkswagen takes responsibility for exhaust tests on humans and monkeys

Volkswagen has taken responsibility for diesel emissions tests on humans and monkeys amid mounting fury.

VW chief executive Matthias Mueller said the German car maker had "taken first consequences" for the tests.

He said the animal testing was "wrong ... unethical and repulsive", Spiegel Online reported.

VW has suspended its chief lobbyist Thomas Steg, who admitted to knowing in advance about the monkey experiment, which took place in New Mexico in 2014.

He said "what happened should never have happened, I regret it very much" and took "full responsibility".

BBC     News.