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Air France Ships Abused Monkeys to Laboratories

Written by PETA | February 3, 2014

For years, PETA has been telling people that Air France ships animals to laboratories to be tormented in cruel experiments. Investigators from the U.K.’s National Anti-Vivisection Society recently went undercover at a large monkey “factory farm” on the island of Mauritius—and saw shocking cruelty to the macaques who were about to be transported by Air France to laboratories in the U.K.

According to a graphic Daily Mail article, frightened baby macaques, who were snatched from their mothers and their homes, were tattooed—without any pain relievers—before being locked inside tiny boxes and flown by Air France to laboratories, where they will likely be force-fed drugs and chemicals in toxicity tests or have holes drilled into their heads for neurological experiments. Disturbing undercover footage also shows that people inserted needles into the monkeys’ eyelids.

In laboratories, these highly social and intelligent beings will spend years being physically and psychologically tormented and confined to cramped cages all alone before eventually being killed when they’re no longer useful.

Air France is the only airline that’s currently shipping monkeys from Mauritius to this horrific fate. You can help these animals by telling Air France officials that you won’t be flying with the airline until it stops sending animals to their deaths.

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  • Gina says:

    Please stop contributing to these horrible activities. Refuse to ship these innocent monkeys! Air France, we know you are a part of this and now we will affect your bottom line by refusing to use Air France unless you come out with a statement that you refuse to be a part of this activity. We have other choices and you won’t be one. Have a heart, think about the fate of these magnificent creatures who love and take care of their young ones and none of them deserve this treatment. No one benefits from these horrendous experiments, please have compassion. Thank you!

  • Nancy KERWIN says:

    STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Horrible practice that no longer needs to happen! PLEASE HELP STOP this ABUSE!!!!

  • Bonnie West says:

    I really thought you had stopped this disgusting transporting. I will work to have people boycott your airlines as long as you decide to participate in this inhumane activity. Shame on YOU! The world is watching YOU . . . . why not be on the side of these iconic individuals — you are a reflection of how “not” great your nation is . . . . .

    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.”
    ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

    “People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
    ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”
    ― Paul McCartney

    “The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”
    ― Alice Walker

    “Four legs good, two legs bad.”
    ― George Orwell, Animal Farm

    “Animals don’t hate, and we’re supposed to be better than them.”
    ― Elvis Presley

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    ― Anatole France

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  • ann says:

    Barbaric behavior should never be supported on any level. I travel extensively and have not trsvrled air France because all they Cate about is money.

  • Joyce Duda says:

    Animals are not our enemies. Stop treating them as if they were!

  • Manel Dias says:

    Boycott the Air France & KLM. Both become rich while abusing torturing these innocent animals while transporting them to Labs across the world. I wonder how can they go to sleep in the night knowing that the money they get from the pains & sufferings and at the expense of these vulnerable animals. Those are ruthless scumbags.

  • Eve says:

    you group of sick people, this is so sad…..will never fly this airline :(

  • Tammy Watts says:

    This is the worse kind of cruelty, stop supporting this inhumane treatment NOW!

  • Paulina G says:

    Will never fly Air France.

  • Mariarosaria says:

    Stop all these tortures to these poor animals

  • Jalen says:

    You need to stop their are other ways now they have family’s and feeling please stop

  • Christine V says:

    I am ashamed to be a human being!!!! Makes me ask the question – who are the animals here??? Disgraceful!!! :(

  • michelle thomas says:

    TO AIR FRANCE, No matter the reason whether for profit, convenience, medical cure, beauty products etc. cruelty is still cruelty!

  • zb platil usa says:

    Sir/madam,
    Stop bringing this innocent animals to their destination that puts them in laboratories for exxpirements, etc.

  • Elaine Brown says:

    I will never fly Air France until they stop.

  • Mary says:

    STOP the TORTURE of these intelligent, sensitive beings. No one has the right to treat any animals cruelly, and Air France is as culpable as the torturers in shipping these poor living beings to laboratories. The inhumanity needs to stop, and stop NOW@

  • camela says:

    will defenetively NOT FLY AIR FRANCE ever !

  • Fiona Lau says:

    Stop sending animals to the road of pain and death! Air France, you should feel shamful of what you are doing now and you are ruining your reputation in the world.

  • Maria Ramirez says:

    Inhumane. Treatment to animals from a civilized and first world country!!!
    Stop this practice and be coherent.

  • Alex says:

    Stop it!!!

  • Mandy Lynn says:

    Let’s get together and stop this madness

  • Matthew says:

    Stop it you sick people. Let animals be.

  • Ricky leal says:

    How can we stop them from doing this!?

  • Mali says:

    Why are humans still doing this to these precious creatures. This is disgusting!!!

  • Aidan Hubbard says:

    I love monkeys and knowing how they torture these monkeys make me so angry

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