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Victory! Cruelty Won’t Fly With Air China

Written by PETA | July 31, 2012

Following a vigorous PETA campaign, Air China has confirmed that it’s joining nearly every other airline worldwide by refusing to transport monkeys to laboratories. The airline’s decision comes less than 24 hours after PETA asked its Facebook and Twitter followers to call Air China Cargo’s main office at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and demand that the airline stop shipping primates to laboratories—a move that prompted thousands of phone calls to the company.



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Straighten Up and Fly Right

PETA’s work to bring about this policy change dates back to last year and has included pleas to company officials, complaints to the government, phone and email protests and a demonstration at Air China’s office at Los Angeles International Airport. Last month, PETA filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) after a laboratory-bound monkey escaped aboard an Air China flight. The USDA cited the airline, China’s largest and their flagship carrier, for violating federal animal welfare laws and warned that subsequent violations could result in civil penalties or criminal prosecution for Air China.

This victory is also due to the thousands of members and supporters who responded to PETA’s action alert—resulting in at least 24,000 e-mails to Air China’s offices around the world—and to everyone who flooded Air China’s offices at JFK airport with calls asking the airline to stop shipping monkeys to laboratories.

China is the source of more than 70 percent of monkeys imported to the U.S. for use in cruel experiments—and with Air China no longer participating in this bloody trade, experimenters will find it harder to get their hands on more victims.

What You Can Do

There’s still more work to be done! Please take a minute now to urge the tiny handful of airlines that still transport monkeys to laboratories to join Air China and its peers in adopting a policy against transporting primates destined for experiments.

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  • Florence Branger says:

    Just stop this please.

  • roberta says:

    save animals, self your self, self humanity

  • Vikas says:

    Save animals, save humanity, save earth, save creature of god. Only one way to make a batter world is Save animal save humanity. We feel pain, these animals also feels the same. We human love our children,these animals also do the same. The difference is we human are selfish, money minded, cheap, but these animals do not have these qualities.

  • Anne Quick says:

    These horrific practices must stop now. Our animals are no longer being protected by greedy agencies whose mandate it is to protect them Put your money where it will do some good to bring these labs and pharmaceutical companies to justice.

  • Anne Quick says:

    In this day and age, I am appalled that this hideous practices regarding lab animals are still permitted. What are our animal protection agencies doing to stop it besides just taking our money!!

  • Susane Baum says:

    Don`t send any animal to lab anymore! This cruelness can`t be done from humans – these persons are not worth to be called humans!

  • Mariuccia Fornasari says:

    STOP VIVISEZIONE, TRAGEDIA DELL’UMANITA’

  • Fiona Loh says:

    Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any way.

  • Dr. Peter Allenbacher says:

    Please stop this horrible traffic in monkeys for laboratories!

  • Dora Valdes says:

    And not only these beautiful monkeys, the mentally ill chinese goverment pay to africans for killing elephants to use ivory to make ‘art’ and sell to ignorants for thousand. China practice cruelty with dogs and cats for the use of fur that is sell to ill fashion industry and their stupid designers in western countries and around the world. Shame on you China.

  • Una Molyneux says:

    Congratulations. What happens to these monkeys (and other animals) after they are released. Always good to hear follow up stories. Thank you.

  • Andrea Kilcher says:

    Please stop this!

  • Micheal Moffat says:

    protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings life has value beyond measure Peace and Love *********** WALL OF SHAME ************ ┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬ ┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬ ┬┴┬┴┬┴ The Wall ┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴ ┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬ ┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴ DEMOLISH ——>>>>> THIS WALL !!!! DEMAND FREEDOM, FOR ALL THE WORLD!!!!

  • chander kumar soni says:

    congrats for this victory.

  • giancarlo says:

    no more sufferings for all animals

  • Marilyn Byrne Graziano says:

    All this cruelty just leaves me speachless!!! How people can do this I’ll never understand.

  • umesh shah says:

    Stop Cruelty !!! Be Human Enough to Understand Terror & Pain they go through ! If dont understand the Pain what is the diff between us human & them. pls be kind enough……

  • shahla says:

    Please stop this. poor those monkeys…

  • Anne-Marie Mitchell says:

    It is absolutely scandalous !

  • MARTHA LIBIA PEÑA HERRERA says:

    NO MAS TRANSPORTE DE ANIMALES A LABORATORIOS PARA MASACRARLOS. DEJENLOS EN SU HABITAT. NO PERMITAN QUE MAS AGENCIAS DE VUELOS TRANSPORTEN ANIMALES PARA LA CRUELDAD.

  • Antonella COnti says:

    RISPETTO PER GLI ANIMALI! BASTA TORTURE!

  • Heela says:

    When is it going to be enough??? You cannot be in the right state of mind to just be blind and let the torture of these poor animals continue, so someone can have a little extra shine to his new wheels.

  • Francisco Jesus da Silva says:

    Povo que não respeita os “outros” animais (-Porque também somos) jamais merece viver em paz!…

  • Olga says:

    Food for thought: What if we all decide to fight for these humans to be transported somewhere away from this earth?

  • susan scheibel says:

    please let me know if i can help or attrend any rallys..i am disgusted at the cruelty and horrible judgement humans have.. its alot of greed and sickness..man vs man.even….men and women who are cruel to any living thing should be stopped.im happy i can call or email reports of cruelty..when i was younger many places like zoos and pet stores got away with horrid things..thank you sincerely susan s

  • LINDA BADHAM says:

    I PRAY THAT THIS IS TRUE. PLEASE LET IT BE. ITS WONDERFUL IF TRUE. SOME HOW I WORRY PURELY BECAUSE OF THE REST OF THE CRUEL DOG AND CAT TRADE THAT GOES ON IN CHINA. HOW CAN YOU SELL THEM IN A MARKET TO BE SKINNED -BOILED- ALIVE ?????

  • Robert Whitford says:

    Man is the worst kind of predator.

  • Renee Sirois says:

    Please stop this cruelty this is a horrible thing to do. People are really crazy in this world.

  • valentina Santus says:

    Stop plise

  • matilde says:

    SOS ANIMALI!!!!STOP CATTURA E TRASPORTO ANIMALI !!!!!

  • GIORGIA PALTRO says:

    …basta con queste torture inutili…….è gia stato detto e ridetto migliaia di volteeeee….all’uomo non serve!!!….. BASTAAAAAA….. FIRMIAMO TUTTI……..

  • Raquel Medina says:

    It’s not easy to accept that a human be able to be so cruel ! I wonder, what you have inside?

  • Jorge says:

    Thank The Lord! Great News Everyone!! :)

  • Krystal O'Mahoney says:

    stop this it is horrible

  • verna says:

    this is so sad and cruel it breaks my heart to see those poor lil inocent creatures suffer how can they be so cruel their hearts are of stone zero compassion

  • Dagmar says:

    Please, stop crulty to helples animals. We love them and it turns my gut to be so hardless. This is inhuman and should be stop a long time ago. Thy helpless and deserve a much better life than beeing brutely and slowly dying,shame on people………..Sincerely Dagmar

  • Alain DesAlliers says:

    It’s so important to protect them ,they dont have a lot of defence againce the worst predator ;the human!

  • fatima says:

    спасибо, что не остаетесь безразличны к несчастным животным

  • Susan Rubin says:

    It is great to hear about a victory such as this. After sending donations and signing petitions; it means so much to see great results such as this.

  • Marta says:

    They start to think. Thank you

  • Frans Badenhorst says:

    victory! congratulations! never be silent….indeed!

  • Nicholas Gysi says:

    Good news.

  • colleen gilbee says:

    GOOD MUST OVERIDE EVIL !! THANK YOU AND NEVER STOP BEING THEIR VOICE ! Thank you. This is barbaric. These animals are our closest biological relatives.

  • Melania Padilla says:

    Yeip! Thank you all!

  • diana jungling says:

    Dear Mr. Drew! My name is Diana, I came from Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe. I am very happy to read that Air China stopped shipping monkeys to their death station. I just wrote e-mail to Air France and begged them to stop primates to death station. I hope they will at least read the mail. I LOVE animals very much and walk dogs at the local shelter every day. I havwe 2 cats and 1 dog at home. It breaks my heart to read how much cruelty there is still on the world for these lovely creatures but try to fight against it! I would just like to checke every plane and free every animal there is and let it live free!! I hope that there will be more victory and let them live for animals in the future, kind regards, Diana august 2012

  • linda badham says:

    GOOD MUST OVERIDE EVIL !! THANK YOU AND NEVER STOP BEING THEIR VOICE !

  • Peggy Bergstresser says:

    PETA member or not, everyone out here in cyberspace that loves animals,are willing to sign any petition, send e-mails, protest, and whatever else is needed to help backup such a strong organization that is working so hard to make the Animal Kingdom what it should be. Living free from harm.

  • Christine says:

    Thank you so much. This made my day!

  • chander kumar soni says:

    feeling proud.