Submarine Launch Helps Russia and EU Space Vehicle Tests Defy PETA (not dolphins)No dolphins in this Molten Eagle scenario, but could it be a chimpanzee? Whatever the animal, it is not a dolphin. You may want to read some more background at Lubber's Line "Russian Submarine Launched Spacecraft - failures", if you have not read the story before.
If the CO ordered his crew never to discuss something with PETA (and he would probably not have to issue such an order to members of the Silent Service ), the 1957 debate over a dog's suffering would not happen again. Amazing, considering it is the Borisoglebsk's captain in 2005 and there is now a PETA chapter in Moscow.