[Ed. Note: Please also read Companies Transporting Lab Animals.]
After three years of campaigning by PETA and our international affiliates and animal activists around the world, China Southern Airlines has announced that it has banned shipments of primates to laboratories. In an e-mail, Chen Qiuhua, senior cargo manager for China Southern, stated that the airline will “stop transporting live primates for laboratory experiments on all flights of China Southern Airlines, effective from March 21, 2014.″
We are thrilled that China Southern Airlines has finally recognised that cruelty shouldn’t fly and has stopped shipping terrified monkeys to pain and misery in laboratories!
Prior to this announcement, China Southern was the only major airline other than Air France that still shipped primates to laboratories. China Southern shipped monkeys to laboratories in the EU and US, where they were poisoned, crippled and mutilated in cruel experiments.
The campaigns included regular protests at airports and company offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Taiwan and Tokyo, and through the websites of PETA and our affiliates, more than 100,000 people sent e-mails to China Southern urging it to stop shipping primates.
And again... please read Companies Transporting Lab Animals.
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