Airline Is One of Only Two Still Shipping Monkeys to Laboratories
For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2013
Allison Lakomski 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Confined to cages, wearing monkey masks, and holding signs that read, “China Southern Ships Monkeys for Deadly Experiments,” PETA members will converge on China Southern Airlines’ U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles on Thursday to demand that the airline stop shipping monkeys to laboratories, where they are imprisoned in tiny cages, painfully experimented on, and killed.
When: Thursday, August 29, 12 noon
Where: 6300 Wilshire Blvd. (at the intersection with McCarthy Vista), Los Angeles
“By shipping monkeys for experimentation, China Southern Airlines is complicit in a bloody business that condemns tens of thousands of primates to confinement, mutilation, poisoning, and death in laboratories,” says PETA Director Justin Goodman. “China Southern Airlines should let animal abusers know that cruelty doesn’t fly by joining Air China, China Eastern Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and nearly every other major airline in banning shipments of primates to laboratories.”
Some of the thousands of primates shipped to the U.S. from China each year are ripped from their homes and families in the wild, while others are bred on squalid, cramped monkey factory farms.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.