Written by Jeff Mackey
Update: In March, PETA reached out to Hainan Airlines, and representatives from
the airline confirmed that its policy remains firm: It still does not ship
primates to laboratories. In the written statement, Hainan Airlines representatives
said that they "fully agree" with PETA on this issue and that they
support our "effort in the protection of animal rights."
The following was originally posted on February 24, 2012:
Exciting news! Two more air carriers, TAM and Hainan
Airlines, have announced that they will no longer transport primates for use in
PETA and other animal protection organizations put the pressure on the airlines
after it was revealed that they were recently handling shipments of monkeys to
laboratories in North America.
Richard Fisher | cc by 2.0
we're that much closer to stopping
the transport of primates for use in experiments once and for all—but we're not
Please continue to tell the few remaining airlines
that ship primates to laboratories—including Air France, China Eastern
Airlines, and Continental Airlines—that cruelty should be grounded.
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