VICTORY! A senior official from China Southern Airlines has announced that the airline will immediately “stop transporting live primates for laboratory experiments on all flights.”
Sparked by her arrival in New Zealand, a major destination for China Southern Airlines, and upset that the airline is one of two remaining major airlines that still ship primates to laboratories, where they are caged, cut into, poisoned, and killed, Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson has written to the airline to urge it to end this cruel practice.
“You may not be aware that after being torn from the wild or rounded up at dreadful breeding farms, the monkeys you ship from China to laboratories in the U.S. and elsewhere end up imprisoned in tiny, desolate laboratory cages, where they are cut open, addicted to drugs, infected with debilitating diseases, intentionally poisoned, and crippled in cruel experiments,” writes Anderson. “I … urge you to have a heart for animals this Valentine’s Day and stop shipping monkeys to their deaths in laboratories.”
Anderson also makes a promise: Until China Southern stops shipping primates to laboratories, she says, “[a]s a frequent traveler, I will avoid flying your airline and am also encouraging my friends, family members, and fans to do the same.”
Many of the largest and best-known carriers in the world—including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Philippines Airlines, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air, United Airlines, and American Airlines—now refuse to ship primates to laboratories.
Posted by Jason Baker