The BUAV is delighted to announce that American Airlines (AA), a major US airline, has now joined our growing list of airlines that do not transport non-human primates for the research industry. As a direct result of communication with the BUAV, AA has carried out a complete review of its policy regarding the transportation of primates. It has now clarified its policy which reads:
"AA will NOT accept primates used for laboratory research, experimentation or exploitation purposes."
Michelle Thew, BUAV's Chief Executive, said: "We welcome the action taken by American Airlines to clarify its policy on this important issue. The shipment of monkeys for research is a subject that raises strong public concern. We call on remaining airlines to end their involvement in this cruel trade."