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Thanks to You, More Monkeys Spared Torture

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Posted March 21, 2014 by Kim Johnson

Thanks to all of YOU, China Southern Airlines (CSA) announced that it will immediately “stop transporting live primates for laboratory experiments on all flights.”

Cute monkeys

CSA had been the recent target of relentless PETA and peta2 campaigns, which included protests and action alerts that had people around the world demanding that CSA stop shipping primates to laboratories, where they would suffer and die in cruel experiments. In CSA’s e-mail to PETA today, the airline states that it will now “play a supporting role for animal protection and welfare in conjunction with PETA.”

In December, PETA placed a billboard targeting China Southern Airlines outside Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The airline shipped more than 2,500 primates into the U.S. last year.

Every year, more than 10,000 monkeys are torn away from their families. Then, terrified and confused, they’re packed into tiny crates, stuffed inside the dark cargo holds of passenger planes, and flown overseas, where they are imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in cruel experiments like this one:

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At one of the laboratories that CSA shipped primates to, a PETA investigator documented that the monkeys had tubes forced down their throats so that experimental substances could be pumped into their stomachs.

monkey in lab experiment

Now that CSA has announced that it will stop shipping monkeys to U.S. laboratories, Air France is the only major airline left in the world that is willing to ship monkeys for use in experiments. It will now be extremely difficult and costly for experimenters to get their hands on monkeys to torment.

Thanks in large part to the hard work of compassionate people like YOU who e-mailed, called, and protested, more monkeys will remain in their natural habitats with their families instead of being captured and imprisoned at decrepit breeding farms and in terrifying laboratories!

What You Can Do

Tell Air France to stop shipping monkeys to laboratories!

Monkey collage

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