Updated December 6, 2019:
Following an intense campaign by PETA USA and the help of tens of thousands of supporters, the Air Transport Service Group (ATSG) has now announced that it is completing monkey transports in experimental laboratories.
This announcement comes just a week after our US counterparts told Amazon to convince their current business partner – ATSG – to stop these atrocious transports.
For far too long, airlines have been making money on the bloody business of killing monkeys to their deaths. The sensitive animals are taken from countries such as China or from the island state of Mauritius, to laboratories in the United States or to Europe.
The places of origin of the monkeys offer them no protection, so they are often snatched from their homes and their families or bred in horror animal factories.
ATSG and its affiliates – Air Transport International (ATI) and ABX Air – have delivered thousands of monkeys to US research centers where frightened animals await terrible things.
Mostly they are locked in tight cages, in the course of the experiments they are then poisoned with chemicals, mutilated, deprived of food and water intake, infected with some deadly diseases and killed in the end usually emotionally cold.
ATI has repeatedly violated the minimum requirements for such animal transport in the past. The monkeys had to survive these – already stressful – flights without water and food and spend hours in their own excrements.
The United States Department of Agriculture is currently completing the infringement.
We’ve received disturbing reports that Michigan-based airline Kalitta Air has begun shipping monkeys from China to the U.S., where they will be cruelly experimented on in laboratories.
According to multiple credible sources, Kalitta Air reportedly transported crates of live monkeys from China to the U.S. recently. We contacted the airline’s executive team multiple times, but they refused to answer our questions about their policy. However, one employee did confirm that the company did bring at least one shipment of monkeys to the U.S. for use in laboratories.
Every year, thousands of monkeys are transported from countries such as China, Mauritius, and Vietnam to the U.S. and the European Union to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments. Some are bred in captivity on cramped, terror monkey factory farms, while others are abducted from their families in the wild. The traumatized monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes for as long as 30 hours.
During the transport, the monkeys receive no food or water for more than 24 hours – a violation of the Animal Welfare Act. Some of the hungry, thirsty and confused monkeys must also sit in the midst of their own excretions during the unbearably long flight. Many die a painful death on their long journeys, some of them over 30 hours long.
When they arrive in the U.S., they’re transported to facilities where they’re imprisoned in cramped cages and frequently cut open, poisoned, crippled, addicted to drugs, shocked, and killed.
Kalitta Air joins the long list of airlines—including American Airlines, United Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Airlines, El Al Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and dozens of others—that refuse to participate in this sordid trade.
Air France is the last major airline that continues to enrich this bloody business and kidnap monkeys from Mauritius to Europe.
Please help* and ask Air France to join all the other major airlines worldwide and stop transporting monkeys to their deaths in experimental laboratories!
* (Petition: https://headlines.peta.org/air-france-stop-shipping-monkeys/)
My comment: Every year more than 6,000 monkeys in Europe are misused for animal experiments, half of which are imported from Mauritius and flown by Air France to Europe!
Those of the animals surviving the horror journey land on the hands of the practicing Dr.Mengele, in the Dachau laboratories for animals, which are equipped with their own justice, and are supported by corrupt politicians.
The news is good, and we are very pleased that another company stops its flying coffins.
But we want the abolition of the torture of innocent animals justified by the mantle of research.
We are fighting for it, and in recent times we have been able to achieve some positive results (https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/11/10/after-60-years-of-cruelty-the-lpt-lab-is-over/)
It has come the time of consistent and hard action; Sinners and criminals should be punished and we have to do that where we can.
Therefore: do not fly with Air France!
Until the company stops the death transports.
My best regards to all, Venus