Some object to Soviet use of a dog in Sputnik 2

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Dog-Carrying of | in j 1 the poli- I i Y _. _ _ Georgi | /V/ Q U I / of I to} for-j the So-i NEW Y ORK j th wor] ' d are protesting / x^i/^^r -JLU V t?I O Animal lovers Russia's use of a dog as a pas- jsenger in its new earth satellite. displayed of attention the prepa- Warren 'W. McSpadden, general manager of "the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said yesterday a protest to the Soviet Union would be sent through the. State Department. McSpadden said the dog is faced with "unnecessary sacri- in thejfice" or with "great pain and TM* « h "" H 5f c»r«i WB " fering should it marshal's expected dismissal 26. finally . his me.. co "demned this w ' Mrs. Riddell said tne Russian Sending a dog to outer, space, he said, "cannot possibly advance human health and welfare."' In another protest, telegraphed to the Soviet Embassy in Washington, Mrs. . D. Kibbe Ridde^l, President, of Bide-a-Wee Assn., that government "has » ' l ' l - » V « « ^ _ M ,, » . ,, - - 1 - I job but P r °TM« " s once again Her asso- be. obscure similar had several papers the of guilty of his of of be. may in week of ter for animals in Manhattan. In London, the National Canine Defense League asked dog-lovers everywhere to observe a minute of silence each day on behalf of Curly. The organization said it will send a delegation marching on the Soviet Embassy to condemn use of the dog on the artificial moon. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, -said at Liverpool it was being flooded with protest calls. An official said the possibility of Curly's being burned by cosmic rays "are too horrible to contemplate." He said the Soviet Union should human volunteers or undesirables could not be.used instead."of helpless animals';'' In Oslo, the Norwegian Society fpv.;.ihe. .Prevention:, of Cruelty to Animals called a "meeting to discuss the space dog. The secretary declared "I don't know what we will do, I don't know what we can do, but this is a bad business. Maybe- we can prevent it happening again." While other groups were voicing similar sentiments, Moscow radio reported the dog was still alive and doing fine. British television stations car-, ried man-in : the-street interviews with shocked dog lovers. Some suggested a human volunteer should have been sent instead of the dog. way it L. said the the 40th for So the an the

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  1. The North Adams Transcript,
  2. 04 Nov 1957, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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