An exclusive PETA video confirms disturbing reports that Conquest Air Cargo has been transporting monkeys for use in laboratories in the U.S.
It recently flew monkeys to Miami, where we found workers loading crates of terrified monkeys into a truck so that the animals could be hauled to a laboratory or laboratory supplier.
When we contacted the airline’s executive team about this cruelty, it refused to answer.
Conquest Air Cargo must stop sending monkeys to laboratories!
PETA, our members and supporters, and other members of the public have persuaded nearly every major airline in the world to stop transporting monkeys to laboratories, so Conquest Air Cargo is a shameful outlier for its involvement in this reprehensible trade.
Every year, thousands of monkeys are transported to the U.S. to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments in which they’re often cut open, poisoned, crippled, addicted to drugs, shocked, and killed. Some are bred in captivity on cramped, squalid factory farms, while others are taken from their families in nature. The traumatized animals are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes for as long as 30 hours. Once they arrive in the U.S., these sensitive monkeys wait in fear until they’re loaded into trucks and transported to infamous facilities such as Primate Products, Inc.
Conquest Air Cargo has imported African green monkeys from the Caribbean. Like all primates, these monkeys are highly social animals who live in tight-knit groups and use vocalizations, body language, and facial expressions to communicate with each other. In laboratories, they’re deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them.
Call Marc Wolff, CEO at Conquest Air Cargo, at 305-593-8847 and politely urge him not to allow the company to transport monkeys to labs.
Then please write to Conquest Air Cargo with the same message. The airline should join other industry leaders that prohibit shipments of primates destined for laboratories and laboratory suppliers.
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