In a huge blow to the cruel animal experimentation industry, Kenya Airways—which has transported hundreds of monkeys from a Mauritius breeding farm to the U.S. to be used in laboratory experiments—has committed to ending this practice after its current contract expires next month. The airline’s decision comes just 24 hours after PETA contacted the airline’s CEO and chair of the board, urging them to consider what happens to monkeys who are subjected to the long flight and then torment and death in laboratories. The monkeys whose crates spilled out onto a Pennsylvania highway following a truck crash on January 21 had been flown on a Kenya Airways plane that had landed earlier that day.
“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