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

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 … Read more.