PETA Statement: Monkeys Die on Flight to Prison-Like Company

For Immediate Release:
November 22, 2021

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Houston – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo in response to reports that monkeys destined for a laboratory owned by Envigo died aboard a Wamos Air flight that landed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston last week:

PETA is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revoke Wamos Air’s license to transport monkeys. As many as 720 monkeys in Cambodia were crammed into small boxes for a 24-hour flight, just so that mega-greedy, unethical animal tester Envigo—recently in deep trouble for the deaths of 350 puppies at its facility in Virginia—can harm and kill them in pointless tests or sell them to other laboratories to be experimented on and killed.  PETA recently released video footage from an undercover video investigation into Envigo’s massive beagle-breeding operation in Virginia, where 5,000 dogs are intensively confined so that their puppies can be sold to laboratories. The USDA is currently investigating the deaths, the lack of veterinary care, and other issues documented at the facility. Neither Envigo nor Wamos can be trusted to handle animals properly, and they shouldn’t be allowed to get their profit-seeking hands on them.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit

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