After eight months of pressure from PETA and our supporters, the prestigious scientific journal Nature has confirmed that China Southern Airlines is no longer transporting primates to the United States for use in experiments.
China Southern halted the shipment after receiving thousands of e-mails and hundreds of phone calls from PETA supporters as well as a visit to its Los Angeles office from a PETA employee dressed in a monkey costume.
China Southern is China’s largest airline, and it joins Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic, among others, in refusing to transport primates to be tortured.
Members of PETA and Stop UBC Animal Research converged on the Animal Transportation Association meeting in Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday to urge the few remaining airlines that still deliver primates to desolation and torture in laboratories to stop accepting blood money and ban the practice.
Help end shipments of primates to laboratories by asking this dwindling list of airlines to transport only willing passengers.