Emmy Winner Will Lead PETA Protest Against Air France's Cruelty to Monkeys
For Immediate Release:
April 25, 2014
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Locked in a shipping crate large enough to fit his 6-foot-7-inch frame, American Horror Story star James Cromwell will lead a spirited protest inside the Air France international terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport. The protesters will demand that Air France join every other major airline in the world and stop flying thousands of terrified monkeys to laboratories, where they’re caged, cut into, poisoned, crippled, deprived of food and water, infected with deadly diseases, and killed.
When: Monday, April 28, noon
Where: Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way, Los Angeles
“The real horror story is the pain and terror of the monkeys in Air France’s cargo holds beneath the feet of unsuspecting passengers,” Cromwell says. “My friends at PETA and I are telling Air France that cruelty shouldn’t fly and that the airline needs to join the rest of the industry in refusing to deliver primates to their deaths in laboratories.”
Air France is the only major airline in the world that still ships primates to laboratories. Some of these animals come from squalid monkey farms, while others are torn away from their homes and families in the wild. The primates are crammed into small wooden crates and transported inside dark cargo holds for nearly 30 hours before they reach their final—and deadly—destination. Air France shipped at least 5,500 monkeys to U.S. laboratories in 2013.
Last year, the Oscar-nominated Babe star was arrested for interrupting a meeting at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to protest the school’s cruel and deadly brain experiments on cats.
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