Tell Air France to Stop Transporting Monkeys

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Originally Posted: January 30, 2012

Tell Air France to Stop Transporting Monkeys

[Ed. Note: Victory...January 31, 2012 from PETA. Within 24 hours, supporters like you managed to generate tens of thousands of e-mails, thousands of Facebook posts and tweets on Air France's public sites, and hundreds of phone calls to the airline's cargo offices. Our unequivocal voice in behalf of animals was heard loud and clear. We are excited to announce that Air France has now confirmed that this shipment has been canceled!]

FROM People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

ACTION

Tell Air France officials now and urge them to cancel this shipment and join the growing number of airlines who refuse to ship primates for use in invasive experiments. The monkeys are currently scheduled to arrive in the U.S. this Thursday, February 2. With time running out, your voice is needed now.

Mattijs ten Brink
Senior Vice President, Air France
mattijs-ten.brink@klmcargo.com

Claire Jacobs
Air France U.S. Contact
Air France KLM U.S.A.
phone (212) 830-4012
cljacobs@airfrance.fr

Jean Claude Raynaud
AF-KL Cargo Press Relations
phone +33 - 174 37 91 66.

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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

PETA has just learned that Air France plans to transport 60 monkeys this Wednesday (February 1) from Africa to the U.S. for use in cruel and deadly experiments at the notorious Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), where PETA recently conducted an investigation that unveiled shocking cruelty.

We need your help to urge the airline to cancel this shipment!

If Air France moves ahead with its plans, the monkeys, supplied by an African facility run by the infamous Bioculture, will be crammed into tiny wooden crates and shipped to Paris in the dark and terrifying cargo hold of a passenger plane. The monkeys will then be loaded onto a cargo plane and transported to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Upon their arrival in the U.S. on February 2, the monkeys will be subjected to yet another exhausting trip as they are loaded into the back of a truck and transported to SNBL. In total, these terrified monkeys will endure more than 80 hours of grueling transport before they arrive at SNBL, where they will likely be tormented and killed in cruel experiments.

The monkeys are currently scheduled to arrive in the U.S. this Thursday, February 2. With time running out, your voice is needed now.


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