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Tell Air China to STOP Flying Monkeys to Labs

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Originally Posted: July 14, 2012

Tell Air China to STOP Flying Monkeys to Labs

[Ed. Note: VICTORY UPDATE Aug 2012 - Cruelty Won't Fly With Air China.]

FROM People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Originally posted: July 14, 2012

ACTION

Tell Air China to refuse to fly monkeys destined for laboratories.

Some of the monkeys are bred in captivity on cramped, squalid factory farms, while others are stolen from their homes in the wild. Air China's decision to profit off the suffering of these monkeys puts the airline out of step with most leading companies in the cargo and passenger airline industry—including China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, and British Airways—all of which have banned the transport of primates to laboratories.

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4197&autologin=
true&utm_campaign=0712%20Air%20China%20Action%20Alert&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Find contact information for over 30 Air China offices here:
http://www.airchina.com.au/en/customerservice/worldoffices/index.html

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Even though nearly every major airline in the world has abandoned the disgraceful practice, Air China continues to transport hundreds of monkeys from Asia to their deaths in some of the cruelest laboratories in the United States.

Some of the monkeys are bred in captivity on cramped, squalid factory farms, while others are stolen from their homes in the wild. The traumatized monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes, often on passenger flights just below unsuspecting customers. In 2012 alone, Air China has been cited for four violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, stemming from incidents in which laboratory-bound monkeys either escaped or were injured as a result of the dangerous and inadequate enclosures that Air China used aboard its flights.

Upon arriving at laboratories, these highly intelligent and social primates are confined to small, barren cages, where many suffer from extreme boredom, loneliness, frustration, and depression. Primates used in testing are routinely infected with deadly diseases, have tubes forced down their throats so that chemicals can be pumped into their stomachs, and have their heads cut open so that devices can be implanted in their brains.

Air China's decision to profit off the suffering of these monkeys puts the airline out of step with most leading companies in the cargo and passenger airline industry—including China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, and British Airways—all of which have banned the transport of primates to laboratories.


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