Tell China Southern Airlines to NOT Transport Primates to Labs

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Originally Posted: 12 August 2011

Tell China Southern Airlines to NOT Transport Primates to Labs

[Ed. Note: UPDATE as of August 25, 2011, from PETA: After thousands of e-mails, hundreds of phone calls, and a PETA "monkey" paying a visit to China Southern Airlines' L.A. office, the airline—which is the largest in China—has made the compassionate decision to cancel its plans to ship 80 monkeys from China to the U.S., where they were going to end up in the hands of Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL) and Harlan Laboratories and be tormented in cruel experiments.]

FROM People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)


Thank South China Airlines for NOT transporting the 80 monkeys as planned on August 15 AND tell them to refuse to transport primates to laboratories ever again.

And/Or make direct contact:
[email protected]


Original Alert sent August 12:

PETA just learned that China Southern Airlines plans to cram 80 nonhuman primates into 32 wooden crates for a terrifying trip in the cargo hold of passenger flight CZ327. This flight is scheduled to depart this coming Monday, August 15, 2011, and will arrive in Los Angeles, where the monkeys will then undergo another stressful and grueling 1,500-mile trip in the back of a truck to a quarantine facility in Alice, Texas, owned by Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL)—a company that was recently assessed a $31,000 fine for numerous violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. SNBL also garnered notoriety in 2008 after a whistleblower revealed that a monkey was boiled to death when her cage was put into a high-temperature cage-washing machine while she was still in it.

The monkeys will ultimately wind up at Harlan Laboratories, a company that both conducts tests on animals and sells animals to other laboratories. These social, intelligent animals face a future in which they will be confined to small barren steel cages and subjected to cruel and deadly experiments.

A growing number of airlines refuse to take any part in the violent animal experimentation industry by prohibiting the transport of primates to laboratories for use in experiments. These airlines include some of the biggest names in the cargo and passenger airline industry, such as Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, China Airlines, Delta Airlines, Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus, and many others.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!