Air France claims to be “Making the Sky the Best Place on Earth.” But in
reality, the airline is making the sky a dangerous and scary place for many of
its passengers. Air France continues to ship monkeys to laboratories, despite
the fact that nearly every other major airline in the world has ceased sending
monkeys on these horrific one-way flights.
of the animals being flown to laboratories have been snatched from the wild, ripped away from their homes and families.
Crammed into tiny wooden crates in the cargo holds of passenger flights, they
endure a dark and terrifying journey. Passengers above often have no idea how
much pain and panicking is occurring beneath them.
year, tens of thousands of monkeys are flown to the U.S. from countries such as
Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mauritius, and Vietnam. Upon arriving in the U.S.,
the animals are transported to facilities such as Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories and Covance—the
U.S.’ largest importers of primates—to be imprisoned and tormented in
pressure from PETA and our supporters caused Air France to cancel at least one scheduled
shipment of 60 laboratory-bound monkeys, the company remains one of the largest traffickers of primates in the world. In
fact, Air France is the only airline servicing the island of Mauritius—one of
the largest exporters of monkeys for use in experiments—that is still willing
to ship primates to laboratories.
almost all other airlines—including Aer Lingus, Air China, American, British
Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Lufthansa, and Qantas—have
shown great compassion by refusing to transport monkeys to laboratories.
addition to refusing to fly Air France, what else can you do? Urge Air France and the tiny group of other heartless airlines
that still transport primates destined for laboratories to adopt a policy against the practice.
Tell Air France officials that
you won’t be flying with the airline until it stops this cruel practice:
- Send an e-mail directly to Air France.
- Post a message on Air France’s Facebook page.
- Tweet at Air
Article source: PETA Action Alerts