Airline Is One of Only Two Still Shipping Monkeys to Laboratories
For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2013
Tokyo — Confined to cages, wearing monkey masks, and holding signs that read, “China Southern Airlines: Deplane Monkeys,” PETA members will converge on China Southern Airlines’ Tokyo office on Tuesday to demand that the airline stop shipping monkeys to laboratories, where they are imprisoned in tiny cages, painfully experimented on, and killed.
When: Tuesday, November 19, 12 noon
Where: China Southern Airlines’ Tokyo office, outside the Shinbashi Yamaguchi Building, 2-1-1, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (a five minute walk from the Hibiyaguchi Mae exit of the Shimbashi Station and right across from exit A1 of the Toei Uchisaiwaicho Station)
“By shipping monkeys for experimentation, China Southern Airlines is complicit in a bloody business that condemns tens of thousands of primates to confinement, mutilation, poisoning, and death in laboratories,” says PETA Asia campaigner Ashley Fruno. “China Southern Airlines should let animal abusers know that cruelty doesn’t fly by joining Air China, China Eastern Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and nearly every other major airline in banning shipments of primates to laboratories.”
Some of the thousands of primates shipped from China each year are torn away from their homes and families in the wild, while others are bred on squalid, cramped monkey factory farms.
For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com.