Two Airlines Say ‘No’ to Primate Cruelty

Published by PETA.

Update: In March, PETA reached out to Hainan Airlines, and representatives from the airline confirmed that its policy remains firm: It still does not ship primates to laboratories. In the written statement, Hainan Airlines representatives said that they “fully agree” with PETA on this issue and that they support our “effort in the protection of animal rights.”

The following was originally posted on February 24, 2012

Exciting news! Two more air carriers, TAM and Hainan Airlines, have announced that they will no longer transport primates for use in cruel laboratory experiments! PETA and other animal protection organizations put the pressure on the airlines after it was revealed that they were recently handling shipments of monkeys to laboratories in North America.


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Now we’re that much closer to stopping the transport of primates for use in experiments once and for all—but we’re not there yet.

How You Can Help Keep Animals out of Laboratories

Please continue to tell the few remaining airlines that ship primates to laboratories—including Air France, China Eastern Airlines, and Continental Airlines—that cruelty should be grounded.

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