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PETA don’t like monkeys in space

by | 29th, January 2013

IRAN have announced that they are going to send a monkey into space, and despite the fact half the celebrity world is fighting for a place on Richard Branson’s spaceflights, PETA aren’t happy about it. Don’t they realise how clever a monkey has to be to be able to fly a spaceship?

Wait. The monkey isn’t willingly going? Ah.

Either way, Iranian TV has shown pictures of a monkey strapped into a space pod. You’ll be familiar with the set-up as pretty much the same thing was done in the spacerace of the ’50s.

PETA claims it was “appalled” by the images of the “visibly terrified monkey” in the Iranian state TV footage, adding that the scenes harked back to the “darkest days” of the “wasteful and cruel mistakes” of the space race.

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