Ask Major Airlines to Stop Transporting Nonhuman Primates Destined for Use in Research Laboratories
In another victory for primates, Philippine Airlines announced that they have discontinued their service of transporting nonhuman primates destined for cruel research and experimentation. With this announcement, Philippine Airlines now joins the vast majority of airlines that have refused to transport nonhuman primates, including China Eastern Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and United Airlines, which announced similar policies earlier this year. Other major airlines which have stopped transporting nonhuman primates for research purposes include Air Canada, American, Delta, Lufthansa, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air China and many others. Currently, there are no remaining North American airline carriers transporting primates for research purposes.
While we celebrate these recent announcements as a victory, two major airlines still participate in the transport of research primates: Air France and China Southern Airlines. We need to keep the momentum going and use the power of public opinion to pressure these remaining airlines to stop this cruel practice.
Please contact the airlines that continue to transport nonhuman primates destined for use in laboratories and urge them to stop this practice.