Air France Cancels Shipment of Monkeys Headed to U.S. Lab

January 2012

Hours after PETA found out that Air France planned to ship 60 monkeys from Africa to the notorious U.S. animal testing facility Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), PETA contacted Air France and urged it to cancel the shipment and spare the monkeys a terrifying journey and cruel fate at SNBL. After tens of thousands of PETA members and supporters worldwide contacted Air France via e-mail, telephone, and Facebook, the airline canceled the shipment.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind