[UPDATE: October 2013: El Al wins legal battle and confirm they will not transport ANY animals for vivisection!]
From People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA)
This week, with the help of dedicated supporters like you, PETA scored an important victory for primates: We convinced another major airline to stop transporting monkeys destined for cruel fates in laboratories.
After learning that El Al Airlines was planning to transport 40 monkeys from a monkey factory farm in Israel to the infamous Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL) in the United States, PETA launched a vigorous advocacy campaign urging the airline to keep its earlier promise never to ship primates to laboratories. In just a few days, the airline received more than 10,000 e-mails and posts on its Facebook wall.
Because of pressure from compassionate people like you, El Al has announced that it will not transport these 40 monkeys. Furthermore, El Al has confirmed that it will never again transport any primates for use in experimentation!
Now that El Al has renewed its commitment, it will be harder than ever for Mazor to fly monkeys to their deaths, which means fewer monkeys will be captured in the wild, bred in captivity, and transported to painful and miserable lives in laboratories.
This victory wouldn't have been possible without your help. But there's still more work to be done. Please click here to contact the few remaining airlines that still transport primates to laboratories and urge them to join nearly every other airline in banning this practice. Thank you.