Urgent: Stop Airline From Taking 40 Monkeys to Cruel Lab!

Despite earlier promises that it
would not ship primates to laboratories, El Al Airlines has reportedly agreed
to ship 40 monkeys from Mazor Farm in Israel to Shin Nippon
Biomedical Laboratories
, a notorious U.S. animal testing facility
that kills thousands of monkeys every year in crude experiments.

Al’s decision to profit off the suffering of monkeys puts the airline out of
sync with many leading companies in the cargo and passenger airline industry,
including Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, China Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Qantas,
American Airlines, British Airways, and Aer Lingus, all of which have banned
the transport of primates to laboratories

Please send an e-mail (using the form
below) to El Al Airlines and urge the company to refuse to fly these monkeys
and to keep its promise to refuse shipments of monkeys for experiments. Then
make sure that your voice is heard by following up with a phone call to the
airline at 1-800-223-6700.



Dear [Decision Maker],

I was dismayed to learn that El Al Airlines has agreed to transport 40 primates from Mazor Farm in Israel to Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, a notorious U.S. animal testing facility with a history of violating animal welfare laws. Primates in laboratories are routinely mutilated, poisoned, deprived of food and water, forcibly immobilized in restraint devices, infected with painful and deadly diseases, and psychologically tormented. Additionally, primates suffer as a result of the long and grueling transport in the cargo holds of planes and in the backs of trucks. For these reasons, other airline companies–including Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, and China Airlines–refuse to transport primates for use in experiments. It is shameful that El Al Airlines lags behind and continues to support this ethically reprehensible practice.

It is especially troubling that El Al Airlines would agree to transport these primates in light of its prior assurances that it would abstain from this violent trade. Please join leading airline companies by adopting and adhering to a formal policy prohibiting the transport of primates destined for laboratories in order to ensure that your company plays no role in the suffering of these highly intelligent and sensitive animals.

[Your Name]

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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