Japan Airlines Stops Shipping Monkeys to Labs

May 2015

Following repeated requests from PETA and PETA Asia, Japan Airlines announced that it will no longer ship monkeys to laboratories or laboratory suppliers. The announcement came after PETA notified the company that a Japanese animal-experimentation trade journal had reported that Japan Airlines was actively involved in the transport of monkeys from the Philippines and possibly other locations to laboratories, where they are likely imprisoned, cut into, infected with diseases, and killed. Japan Airlines joins over 110 other airlines that have banned these cruel transports.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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