Save Monkeys From Slow, Cruel Death on Mars


Target: Igor Komarov –General Director of the Russian Federal Space Agency

Goal: Don’t send four monkeys to their certain deaths in outer space.

Russia has announced that it will send four rhesus monkeys on a suicide mission to Mars in 2017. During this mission, the monkeys will likely endure inhumane tests, dehydration, and emotional upset. We need to take action today to preserve the physical and emotional health of these exceptional animals.

Over the next two years, the monkeys will be put through cruel and painful tests to ready them for the mission. They will be strapped into restraint seats, deemed ‘primate chairs’ by researchers, and forced to work on a computer for three hours a day. They will be placed in chambers where they will endure space-like conditions. While humans experience this same training, animals do not have the ability to understand. Without this understanding, they cannot consent.

If the monkeys do make it to Mars, their future will be grim. Reentry is not possible. Mars is not conducive to human or animal life. The radiation levels are much higher than on earth and, if exposed over a long period of time, can cause great damage to cellular structure. Windstorms ravage the dusty surface. The planet reaches low temperatures of -67 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. The journey itself is cause for concern. It takes six months to travel to Mars and, historically, animals have not fared well on long-range missions.

Take action by letting Russia know that we will not stand for the mistreatment of this already endangered animal.


Dear Mr. Komarov,

We are writing today on behalf of the four endangered rhesus monkeys who are scheduled to go to Mars. Space travel is painful and frightening for animals as they do not understand what is happening to them. The monkeys, Putin, Madvedev, Lavrov and Assad, are emotional creatures and will suffer emotionally and physically if you proceed with this mission. As an endangered species, these monkeys should not be subjected to the inhumane death associated with animal space travel.

One third of all animals sent to space have perished. Suffocation, fire, dehydration, poisoning, and hypothermia are just a few of the ways in which animals have died in space or while training for missions. While humans can consent to a mission, understanding the risks involved, animals cannot. Therefore, putting them through two years of cruel testing and experimentation, exposing them to zero gravity, and sending them to a planet where even the air can kill them is inhumane.

We demand that Russia halt its practice of launching animals into space and transplant these four endangered monkeys to a humane environment where they can thrive.


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  2. Nancy Jakeman says:

    The time is coming when actions such as these will not be countenanced on this planet. You are all helping. We will create this new world by following the cosmic laws, knowingly or unknowingly, that keep this planet turning in space. Go to your heart and listen. It holds the secrets of creation.

  3. Diana Sjöbeck says:

    That day when monkeys build spaceships on their own…

  4. Klaus Weinhold says:

    Please save the monkeys!

  5. If these poor innocent animals get sent to their deaths I hope everyone involved in sending them also die a slow painful death! What arrogance these people have to think they can decide who lives and who dies! These animals have just as much right to life as we do. In many cases more so. Smdh…

  6. although the russian’s were first to orbit space in manned craft, the american’s had to upstage them with the whole of the faked lunar landings.

    i’ve always felt that the obvious reason to conduct any such extra terestrial missions was always primitive in its kernel.

    to leave and take to another place away from the beings that dont play along or well with the powers that be.

    i wonder if the animals could communicate their disgust with all human progress that encroaches territory and exploits resources for more…more human settlement.

    how about these scientific types (yes both the dweeby disconected types all the way through to the carnal evil types) admit they dont serve anyone but their masters.

    these masters who in many ways are ‘fanatics’ of fantasy and myth themselves should shoulder the responsibility of rearing their own children for such ‘missions’.

    this way they can coddle and talk them through the horrors yet to be divulged upon them.

    and the feedback should have them clicking their collective heels.


    this goes for all test facilities and believe you me there are universities and affiliate indusrial suppliers who routinely supply animals er… rather ‘test subjects’. without any remorse or compassion as it keeps the flow or cash stream from these ugly institutions commiing.

    cruelty in opulence and plenty of layers of cover to slip theby the public.

    i pad anyone??

  7. nancy zebracki says:

    Instead of the monkeys, why not send Putin?

  8. For gawd sake, they’re doing this to monkeys AGAIN???!!! F’in hellish humans – I wish they’d just die! Yes, send PUTIN instead!!!

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