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Monkeys in space: right or wrong?
Iran has successfully sent a monkey into space. The animal, which was strapped to a harness for the duration of the flight, made it back to Earth alive. The campaign group Peta has in the past criticised the use of primates for such experiments – do you think they are ethically defensible?
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

    Monkeys in space: right or wrong?

    Iran has successfully sent a monkey into space. The animal, which was strapped to a harness for the duration of the flight, made it back to Earth alive. The campaign group Peta has in the past criticised the use of primates for such experiments – do you think they are ethically defensible?

    Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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Honestly, Peta’s ads make me so angry I could stamp on a kitten. While  eating a Big Mac and wearing chinchilla. If this has offended you, then I  should make clear that my tongue is very firmly in my cheek. Which,  funnily enough, was precisely the excuse Peta’s associate director of campaigns and outreach proffered when confronted with the criticism that the organisation’s latest ad, Boyfriend went vegan,  all but condones physical violence within a relationship. After all, if  sex sells, hard sex sells harder, and the sort of sex that leaves you  hospitalised sells hardest of all.



• Arwa Mahdawi writes an hilarious piece on Peta - and why it has “tofu for brains”

    Honestly, Peta’s ads make me so angry I could stamp on a kitten. While eating a Big Mac and wearing chinchilla. If this has offended you, then I should make clear that my tongue is very firmly in my cheek. Which, funnily enough, was precisely the excuse Peta’s associate director of campaigns and outreach proffered when confronted with the criticism that the organisation’s latest ad, Boyfriend went vegan, all but condones physical violence within a relationship. After all, if sex sells, hard sex sells harder, and the sort of sex that leaves you hospitalised sells hardest of all.

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