Urge Air China to Stop Shipping Monkeys to Laboratories!

Even though nearly every major
airline in the world has abandoned the disgraceful practice, Air China
continues to transport hundreds of monkeys from Asia to their deaths in some of
the cruelest laboratories in the United States

Some of the monkeys are bred in
captivity on cramped, squalid factory farms, while others are stolen from their
homes in the wild. The traumatized
monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the dark and
terrifying cargo holds of planes, often on passenger flights just below
unsuspecting customers. In 2012 alone, Air China has been cited for
four violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, stemming from incidents in
which laboratory-bound monkeys either escaped or were injured as a result of
the dangerous and inadequate enclosures that Air China used aboard its flights.

Upon arriving at laboratories, these highly
intelligent and social primates are confined to small, barren cages, where many
suffer from extreme boredom, loneliness, frustration, and depression. Primates
used in testing are routinely infected with deadly diseases, have tubes forced
down their throats so that chemicals can be pumped into their stomachs, and
have their heads cut open so that devices can be implanted in their brains.

China’s decision to profit off the suffering of these monkeys puts the airline out
of step with most leading companies in the cargo and passenger airline industry—including
China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines,
Lufthansa, and British Airways—all of which have banned the transport of
primates to laboratories.

Please send an e-mail to Air China using the form below. Urge the
company to refuse to fly monkeys destined for laboratories.


Dear [Decision Maker],

[Your Name]

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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