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PETA to Philippine Airlines: Ground the Monkey Business!

Written by PETA | May 23, 2013

Check out these pictures from two recent protests held by PETA and PETA Asia-Pacific outside Philippine Airlines’ offices in San Francisco and Manila, respectively. At stake: the lives of primates shipped by the airline to the U.S. for delivery to experimenters, who will imprison, abuse, and kill the terrified animals.

Philippine Airlines is one of only three major airlines still transporting primates to laboratories. According to documents obtained by PETA, Philippine Airlines shipped 190 macaque monkeys—crammed into tiny crates—from Indonesia to Los Angeles in 2012. All the monkeys were transported in dark, terrifying cargo holds below the feet of unsuspecting passengers.

From L.A., the monkeys were trucked to a Texas quarantine facility run by infamous Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories before being finally transported to the University of Washington in Seattle. Monkeys at this laboratory are commonly infected with diseases, have holes drilled into their skulls, and are deprived of food or water in order to force them to cooperate in experiments.

For the past few months, PETA and PETA Asia-Pacific have been trying to work with the airline to end this practice. Now that talks have broken down, PETA and its affiliates have launched international protest campaigns by holding demonstrations and asking supporters to call the airline’s San Francisco office to press officials to end shipments of primates to laboratories. (At one point, the airline was so overwhelmed with calls that it stopped answering its phones!)

How You Can Help

PETA and its international affiliates will continue to protest outside Philippine Airlines’ offices worldwide until the carrier bans the transport of primates for experimentation. Please politely urge Philippine Airlines to stop shipping monkeys to laboratories by calling airline officials at 415-217-3150 and by participating in PETA’s online action alert

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  • MR says:

    The Bible even calls us to protect and care for the animals. I pray God’s wrath will strike every person dead, who is involved or associated in any shape or form with this cruel act!

  • chander kumar soni says:

    may god crash philippines airlines aeroplanes. big punishment for big cruelty.

  • Manel says:

    Please people of Phillipines…please wake up. Show the world that you care for other living beings on this planet earth. STOP transporting these beautiful animals for laboratories or any other place where they are to be abused and torture. These animals are belong to the mother earth & not to live with life long sufferings in laboratories. Those who transport these animals are not real humans but morally deranged subhumans. I wish them the seventh hell when they die.

  • Adair Leonard says:

    Please have compassion and stop transporting primates to laboratories where they are forced to endure painful experiments. They feel panic, fear and pain the same as humans would under similar conditions.

  • RUTH SMITH says:

    PETA does a fantastic job on behalf of all the innocent and defenceless animals…this world is not just for people it is for all living creatures who should be loved and respected by all.. to help and save those who need it… we are all worthy of that!

  • Sara Wersinger says:

    I desperately urge Philippine Airlines to end all transports of primates to laboratories for experimentation. Transporting these primates is horrific and inhumane, Please do not contribute to such acts of evil. Sincerely Sara Wersinger, Buda, Texas

  • Susanne Baum says:

    Stop bringing animals to hell! Stop transporting monkeys!

  • gloria taber says:

    Please stop taking these beautiful creatures to their deaths!!

  • Gayle Edelman-Tolchin says:

    Just called the number listed in the e-mail 650 877 4830, and the person who answered the phone started yelling at me that he was the caretaker and was tired of getting phone calls. Would not tell me who to call

  • Mark House says:

    It is truly amazing that some human beings still do not consider animals to be living things. The people who perform lethal experiments on animals should be arrested, fined, and jailed.