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American Airlines Won’t Fly Monkeys to Labs

Written by PETA | July 18, 2011
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The skies just got friendlier for primates of the nonhuman variety. American Airlines has publicly confirmed that it will no longer transport nonhuman primates to be used in experiments. In adding cruelty to its no-fly list, American Airlines joins British Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, Delta Air Lines, Air China, Monarch Air Group, Amerijet, IBC Airways, and several other airlines in refusing to transport primates to facilities where they will be tormented and killed in experiments.

You may also recall that Lufthansa airlines agreed last year to stop transporting dogs and cats to laboratories after a PETA action alert generated an enormous response from concerned people.

You can help stop laboratory abuse at its source by asking the federal government to divert funding from cruel experiments on animals to modern non-animal methods and human-based clinical research.
 

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Thank you guys for putting an end to such cruelty! God bless!

  • Lorna van der Lijn says:

    Well done American Airlines. Compassion is the name of the game!

  • Mimahafez says:

    This is awesome news. Keep up the great effort. God bless u.

  • cristina castellanos says:

    thanks! :)

  • GREGORY MOORE says:

    THANK YOU AMERICAN AIRLINES , YOU HAVE A FEW OLD CLIENTS BACK :)

  • Pauline Parkin says:

    I refuse to use your airlines and I will ask everyone that I know to do the same and not to support you in any way as long unless you refuse to fly animals that are going to be used for experiments.

  • denise clifford says:

    Those poor animals are simply terrified, they suffer just like we do if not more. If the experiments were no longer carried out, airlines wouldn’t be flying primates anywhere and people like me wouldn’t be breaking their hearts, having nightmares, asking themselves what we have become and we certainly wouldn’t be signing petitions like this.

  • Yvette Perry says:

    I refuse to fly with any airline who support animal cruelty..I see cruelty to animals every day in my husbands job as Animal Control Officer.I make me sick what people are doing to innocent creatures.I will fight this as long I live.

  • JIMMY CANARA says:

    Please for God’s Sake help PETA to stop this cruelty I beg u!

  • stacey boyd says:

    Please stop

  • Sara says:

    Stop it now …Don’t be Cruel …

  • annamaria sette says:

    All experiments and/or experiences with ‘animal models’ are not only cruel to poor animals but seriously dangerous to human beings when thenafter submitted to human trial clinic. Pls, read Hans Ruesh books still so advanced.

  • cierra says:

    this made me so happy! This is going to help alot. I just wish all animal abuse and torture would be ended by this too.

  • Lenne says:

    Bless you Delta, maybe I will fly you one day. Maybe gods angels are smiling down on your CEO and all your wonderful staff. Thank you for taking corporate responsibility.

  • Angela Wine says:

    My last visit to the U.S.A. I flew in internal flights with American Airlines. They were good flights and now with American Airlines refusing to fly these primates for experimentation makes me want to fly again with them. Thank you American Airlines.

  • V.MULLER says:

    Stop these horrer immediately

  • ALBA MORILLO says:

    IF THE AIRLINES START PROVIDING SERVICES FOR THE GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS WHO ABUSE, TORTURE, AND SLAUGHTER ANIMALS, THEN WHO’S TO SAY THEY WON’T SOON BE DOING THIS WITH THEIR FUTURE HUMAN CLIENTS?

  • ALBA MORILLO says:

    IF THE AIRLINES START PROVIDING SERVICES FOR THE GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS WHO ABUSE, TORTURE, AND SLAUGHTER ANIMALS, THEN WHO’S TO SAY THEY WON’T SOON BE DOING THIS WITH THEIR FUTURE HUMAN CLIENTS?

  • Kathryn Reyna says:

    I am beginning to change my mind about these particular airlines… maybe they do have a compassionate heart beating somewhere in there from time to time. Another wonderful step achieved in the war on animal cruelty!! Thank you all who took action in accomplishing this one! Please continue to be a hero and champion for these beings.

  • Elsa Antoniades says:

    Hope not only airlines but all other kinds of transportation refuse to provide this kind of service.

  • Diane Nelson says:

    YEAH!!!!! Finally they are coming to senses but it makes me wonder it they honestly just “didn’t make enough money” to pursue the venture.

  • shanti zinzi says:

    your evil, cruel, inhumane and barbaric paradigm that is comparable to the Nazis must come to an end.. you are crumbling at the seems and your citizens do not support this…end it now..

  • jaki lucas says:

    well done american airlines!!!!!!! lets hope everyone follows this practice should stop leave the animals alone

  • Barbara Masini says:

    It’s time to stop animal laboratory tests!!! There are alternatives!!!!

  • margaret says:

    please stop these cruel experiments on innocent helpless animals once and for all!!

  • Robin M says:

    This is fantastic! Go American Airlines!

  • Rat King says:

    This is good news but it has not to stop there! At least they refuse to transport ALL primates, not just chimpanzees! Lufthansa is doing better in adding cats and dogs! Now I’m eagerly waiting for the airline doing best in refusing to transport ALL LIVING SPECIES destined for experimentation! No favoritism and no speciesism please!

  • jenn.pierce says:

    I know that we have a long way to go and the fight against cruelty will probably always be an uphill battle, but I can see that a lot of things are really starting to change. It’s small, simple changes like these that will ultimately make a difference in our world.

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