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  • 28
  • Jan

Terrified Monkey Returns From Wasteful Trip to Space – PETA Comments

With the news of a monkey allegedly launched into space, Iran is repeating the wasteful and cruel mistakes that marked the darkest days of the space race. PETA urged Dr Hamid Fazeli, head of the Iranian Space Agency, to ground the misguided mission back in 2011, pointing out that primates are no longer sent into space by the American or European space agencies.

We are appalled by photos of a visibly terrified monkey crudely strapped into a restraint device in which he was allegedly launched into space by the Iranian Space … Read more.


  • 29
  • Jun

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.