From Lisberger’s own website on methods he uses.
The Program Lisberger heads
Here is his email address and phone # as found on a University website regarding his research:
513 Parnassus, HSE-812
UCSF, Dept. of Physiology
San Francisco, CA 94143-0444
His project application.
The monkeys are then killed by anesthetizing and then injecting formalin "intraaortically" so the the heart pumps the formalin into the brain preserving the tissues (page 36):
Monkeys are euthanized by
intra-aortic perfusion with formalin after nearly-lethal anesthesia with intravenous pentobarbital. Anesthesia is give to effect - until respiration rate is very slow and all reflexes are suppressed. We do not give lethal doses of anesthesia because of the need to preserve the integrity of brain tissue until it is fixed by the perfusion with formalin. This method is consistent with the recommendations of the Panel on Euthanasia of the AVMA.
I asked Steve what his experiements were all about, what is the payoff. No response.
So, Steve doesn't want to talk to us because he didn't like the comments he was seeing. He is not open to debate.
Everything he is doing is strictly legal and he is abiding by every government sanction protocol on treating animals which shows you how backwards and reactionary those laws are.