Following more than a decade of intense campaigning by PETA U.S., international PETA entities, and grassroots activists around the world, Air France announced that it would end its transport of monkeys to laboratories as soon as its current contracts end. The company’s announcement means that more primates will remain in nature with their families instead of being abducted from their homes and imprisoned on decrepit breeding farms and inside terrifying labs. This decision brings us one step closer to shutting down the trafficking of monkeys for useless, archaic experiments in this age of state-of-the-art, modern research tools like organs-on-chips.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind