The only thing more pointless than sending billionaires into space is sending animals, but the upcoming launch of the Troposphere 6 spacecraft – a shuttle designed for the Congolese venture Développement Tous Azimuts (DTA) – will reportedly attempt to fly 120 miles into space from guinea. a pig named Galaxionaut on board.
PETA urges DTA to join the human space race by banning the use of animals in experiments and transferring Galaxionaut to an approved animal shelter where he can live in peace instead of enduring a horrific space flight.
Our fellow animals are not disposable items that can be used in research
Guinea pigs are social animals that communicate with each other by licking, eating, and chirping. They are also predatory animals, so they hide and hide when they feel threatened. Capturing a Galaxionaut alone on a shuttle and launching him into space would no doubt be an extremely disturbing – if not fatal – experience for a guinea pig.
The company has already lost one animal – a rat named Kavira – during the previous launch of Troposphere 5, which crashed into a rock. Kavira was never found and was presumed dead. First, it should never have happened and should not happen again.
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PETA has already convinced NASA not to support or conduct horrific space experiments with monkeys, and the European Space Agency also rejects monkey experiments for this purpose.
Using animals for research is cruel and useless, and it wastes valuable resources. You can help push science towards humane, human-relevant research methods by supporting PETA’s research modernization project.
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