Anyone who has followed the antics of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals knows the organization has a penchant for tasteless billboard advertising and a compulsion to perform some form of street theater, almost always involving near-total nudity.

Most PETA protests/photo shoots aren’t worth a second look, but we weren’t aware there was even talk of Russia sending a live monkey to Mars, but the chance must be somewhat imminent to bother demonstrating against it. This small group, including a dying monkey begging to stay on Earth, gathered in front of the Russian Embassy in London, who will certainly transmit this information to Vladimir.