Don’t ship monkeys to labs | PETA

Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines – which banned the shipment of monkeys to the US a decade ago after talks with PETA – recently went back on its word and shipped hundreds of monkeys to their deaths in US labs . Let him know that his participation in the global ape exploitation pipeline is unacceptable.

On August 9, Hainan Airlines shipped 720 endangered and susceptible long-tailed macaques, crammed into 144 wooden crates, from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to Beijing, China, (a 4.5-hour trip) and then to Chicago (a 13 hour trip). flight time). The monkeys were forced to sit in their own feces, urine and blood and were terrified of what they might face next.

After arriving in Chicago, they were presumably piled into trucks and eventually taken to their final destination: a laboratory where they will be used for experiments, facing torment and pain.

PETA US has contacted Hainan officials to ask them to reconsider their involvement in this cruel industry and immediately stop shipping monkeys to labs. No ethical business should want their name associated with this despicable and sordid trade.

EGYPTAIR, for example, recently announced that it would stop transporting monkeys to laboratories, after three months of vigorous campaigning by PETA entities around the world, including protests in Frankfurt, London, Manila, New York , Paris and Washington, DC Other organizations including Action for Primates in the UK, Stop Camarles in Spain and One Voice in France have also campaigned to end the expeditions.

Hainan Airlines: Stop sending monkeys to laboratories!
While PETA US, our supporters and the public have persuaded nearly every major airline in the world to stop flying monkeys to labs, Hainan seems determined to continue this cruel trade with its shameful political about-face. In 2012 and again in 2013, its executives promised PETA that they would no longer ship monkeys destined for US labs, adding that they “fully endorse PETA’s fundamental goals and appreciate your great efforts in protecting animal rights.” .

Every year, thousands of monkeys are transported to the United States to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments in which they are often cut open, poisoned, paralyzed, drug-addicted, shocked and killed. These sensitive individuals are bred in captivity on squalid factory farms. Their parents and grandparents were torn from their families and homes in the wild and re-traumatized when their own babies were snatched from them on the ranches. The monkeys are packed into small wooden crates and transported in the dark and terrifying holds of planes. Once they arrive in the United States, they wait in fear to be loaded onto trucks and transported to infamous facilities like Covance (now part of Envigo).

Like all other primates, monkeys are highly social animals that live in close-knit groups and use vocalizations, body language, and facial expressions to communicate with one another. In the laboratories, they are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them.

Please urge Hainan Airlines to keep its promise and not send monkeys to labs or get involved in any way with this cruel industry. The airline should keep its word and join other industry leaders in banning primate shipments destined for labs and lab suppliers.

Please send polite comments to:

Zhu Tao
President, Hainan Airlines
[email protected]

Pubin Liang
General Manager North America, Hainan Airlines
[email protected]

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