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Monkeys Are Just Trash in Laboratory Trade

Written by PETA | October 30, 2012

The photograph is shocking. Dead monkeys, piled high in garbage cans. If an ordinary picture is worth a thousand words, this one screams them in horror. Even so, everyone should see it because it deserves to become the image that immediately springs to mind when thinking about primates in laboratories and the airlines responsible for transporting them to their deaths.

A Waste of Lives

The photo comes from a new investigation by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) documenting how Noveprim—a company owned in large part by Covance—has been killing off monkeys simply because they are not the size that experimenters desire. Noveprim abducts wild monkeys from their homes on the tiny island of Mauritius for breeding and sale to laboratories in the U.K. and the U.S.

The sight of the lifeless monkeys discarded like crumpled paper speaks volumes about the experimentation industry’s absolute disregard for animals’ lives. The monkeys were reportedly healthy, so at a minimum, Noveprim could have had the decency to release them back into the wild—but decency would likely be a hindrance to snatching and trafficking living beings.

Rationalizations Are the Real Rubbish

Air France is reported to be the only airline still shipping primates to laboratories from Mauritius. Earlier this year, PETA was successful in stopping one such shipment, and this new investigation underscores why Air France should ground these flights permanently.

What You Can Do

Please join PETA in urging Air France and other airlines that still ship monkeys who have been ripped from their homes to laboratories where they will be tormented and killed to wash their hands of the whole dirty—and deadly—business.

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  • Corinna Draper says:

    This is awful. What can we do to get these poor creatures out of there????

  • Annie K. says:

    I can’t even watch the whole video.These kind of videos make me feel shame that i’m a part of the humanity!May all these people get what they deserve in life!

  • Kimberly Conroy says:

    Absolutely no compassion for live whatsoever. It’s absolutely sickening how cruelly humans (if we can call them that) can treat other beings. I can’t even believe these people can do what they do and go home and live a normal life. It’s like watching a satanist or something. I can’t even find the words for how sick this stuff makes me.

  • Neil Thoms says:

    this is so sick what is going on !! i do hope this all ends soon becouse why should they hurt primates there like us human as laboratories where is it in the UK ? love to know

  • Alicia Bellami says:

    How were heartless people like you raised?Are you going to raise your own in the same manner and place more sickos and heartless none loving people that have no feelings Or respect for life. AT the end karma will catch up to all of you and guaranteed you will go to hell you’ll have to pay for all your heartless atrocities .

  • Avalon Sperring says:

    right now I HATE being a human being.

  • Stella says:

    When it will end this fascism?! The most dangerous creature on Earth – man … Коли закінчиться цей фашизм?! Найстрашніший звір на Землі – людина…

  • Joanna Clark says:

    These sad excuse for humans deserve to be on death row for all these senseless murders of terrified, innocent animals. They are not worthy to be allowed freedom for their sins. They will be getting much of the same, hopefully, when they go to hell. Let’s hope, in the meantime, they don;t resort to murdering people as well. Psychopaths.

  • Jill Lusen says:

    I agree Bob there is something wrong with these people!!! It has to stop

  • Bob Fisher says:

    You people are sick and evil!

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