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Iran Launches First Monkey into Space and Paves Way for Human Launches at Their Own Space Center

Only a handful of countries have made rocket launches into space – Iran, the United States, China, the Soviet Union, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and Israel. So far, only three have managed to send humans into space – the Soviet Union, the United States and China.

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The “Average Bear” Smarter than Previously Thought

Animals are much smarter than most humans give them credit for; there are many instances to prove as such. But science is science, and science requires proof. As such, a testing methodology commonly used to test the ability to distinguish the differences between different numerosities was used on bears.

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PETA: Shipment of 60 U.S. Lab Monkeys Cancelled by Air France

According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), efforts to stop a shipment of 60 lab monkeys from reaching a U.S. testing lab have been successful.

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Air Canada Works To Terminate Monkey Transportations for Experimental Purposes

When Air Canada transported 48 monkeys from breeding farms in China to Quebec last January, the airline did not know it would face the fury of animal activists worldwide. But now even though the airline has refused to carry primates used for laboratory experiments, the Canadian Transportation Agency says it needs to wait for a hearing before they can stop the shipments.

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High-Profile Animal Research Center Breeds Chimps Against Policy

The New Iberia Research Center (NIRC), an animal testing facility located in Louisiana is currently being investigated for the birth of 137 chimpanzees. In most cases, the birth of monkeys would be a good thing, but not in this case. A breeding moratorium was put in place in 1995 that banned the breeding of federally owned chimpanzees.

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Photographed: Test Chimpanzees Experience The Outdoors For The First Time

In what is a bittersweet sighting, a photographer captured a group of Chimpanzees experiencing the outdoors for the very first time this week after spending decades in research labs.