Airline Bans Shipment of Animals to Laboratories After PETA Plea

May 2012

After learning that Nippon Cargo Airlines regularly shipped cats and dogs from the United States to Japanese laboratories where they were subjected to cruel and deadly experiments, PETA immediately contacted the company and urged it to end the inhumane practice. Nippon Cargo Airlines officials were shocked to learn what happened to these animals in laboratories and immediately confirmed that it was implementing a worldwide ban on shipping any animals for use in experiments.

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