‘I’d Rather Be a Zombie Than a NASA Astronaut’

Published by PETA.

Victory Update: Following a year of vigorous campaigning, PETA has learned that government officials have grounded plans for a cruel and ineffective radiation experiment on monkeys. Learn more about this victory for monkeys.

Who wouldn’t, right? Earlier this month, we asked our Twitter followers to let everyone know what they’d rather do than torment animals in NASA’s cruel radiation experiments.

If you haven’t heard, NASA plans to spend $1.75 million of our tax dollars to fund an experiment that entails irradiating squirrel monkeys, socially isolating them in barren cages, and then watching what happens to their minds and bodies. Effects of the radiation exposure may include blindness, brain tumors, and cancer. This is why we pay taxes?

Check out these creative Tweets from the tweeps who are exposing NASA’s monkey-torment plan:



And if you haven’t yet, let NASA know how you feel. It’s not too late, tweeple!

Written by Paula Moore

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