PETA Calls on Iran to Scrap Mission to Send Monkey Into Space

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PETA has sent an urgent letter to Dr Hamid Fazeli, head of the Iranian Space Agency, requesting that he call off plans to launch a monkey into space later this summer. Monkeys are highly intelligent and sensitive animals who are not only terrified by the violence and noise of a launch and landing but also suffer when caged in a laboratory before and – if they survive – after a flight.

Iran’s plans hark back to the dark days of the US and Soviet space programmes in which dogs and primates were strapped into capsules and launched into space in archaic experiments – often with painful and deadly results. In 2011, Iran should not be looking to repeat the wasteful and deadly mistakes that marked the space race of the Cold War era.

Read the letter in full here.


  • anneli jonsson commented on January 30, 2013 at 1:46 am

    please stop this evil horrible cruel torture dont by any chance use animal and stop all evilness around the globe stop the porno and elderly artificial intelligens wich makes people to lazy to fight for other than themselves and make this world so cruel and evil but please stop sending out poor animal withou possibilites to move animal people life is soft and made for moving and keep moving and use the ability to move lock in lock fast and keep in poor not financial movable lifestyle is dangerous animal need to move to protect themselves so vill peopel stop locking up them for using for evil purpose and stop lying about the nicer one aswell.

  • Lucia commented on January 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Please stop treating animals like this , they do not deserve it , they are alone and scared….Like this monkey , you can not even imagine how he felt and he could not move.
    So please in the future think before you do something like this , and imagine how would you feel … Please.

  • Sabine commented on January 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Please STOPP this! Look in the eyes if this animal!! No benefit of your test can be enough to balance the pain of these animals!

  • Nina Jax commented on January 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Please stop this! I have tried to understand why these things are happening, but I haven´t found any answer nor any reason why this could be helpful for any of us.

    Imagine you would be on their place, how would you feel?

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