Written by Jeff Mackey
Cruelty campaign has flown from success to success, and it's still soaring—three top cargo
shipping companies have joined the still-growing list of carriers that refuse
to transport any animals to be burned, blinded, poisoned, and cut up alive in laboratories!
As reported in Nature magazine, after talks with PETA, UPS adopted a worldwide ban on
transporting animals destined for laboratory experiments. FedEx (already our
hero for its role in helping
Ben the bear get his freedom) and DHL have also confirmed to PETA that they have policies in place that ban
the shipment of live animals to laboratories.
To give you an idea of how big a development this is, FedEx
and UPS are the world's top two largest cargo airlines, and DHL is close
behind. They join the majority of major airlines—including Cathay Pacific, Korean
Airlines, Qantas, and others—that won't transport any animals destined for experiments.
Animals aren't safe from being caged, neglected, and tortured
as long as even one airline will deliver them into experimenters' hands. Please
urge holdout airlines such as Air France and United to step up and refuse to
ship primates to laboratories.
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