Update: Victory – Philippine Airlines recently issued a statement banning the shipping of primates to laboratories.
Almost every major airline in the world – including Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, U.S. Airways, TAM Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Hainan Airlines, El Al Airlines, and dozens of others – refuses to take part in this violent industry. However, Philippine Airlines continues to profit from animals’ misery by transporting monkeys to U.S. laboratories.
Journeys of Hell
Some animals are bred in captivity on cramped, squalid monkey factory farms, whereas others are stolen from their families in the wild. The traumatized monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the backs of trucks and the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes, often on passenger flights just below unsuspecting customers.
Nearly 23,000 nonhuman primates were brought into the U.S. in 2010—nearly all of them destined for laboratories. Almost 3,000 monkeys were imported by animal testing conglomerate Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), where video footage leaked by a whistleblower shows sick, distraught monkeys suffering horribly from tests in which they were injected with experimental chemicals.
This PETA U.S. video speaks for itself:
YOU Can Help
As a consumer, you have power. Every day, Philippine Airlines might be sending more primates to be tortured in experiments. Let’s tell them that we won’t spend our money on their dirty businesses. Please do the following:
- Post a message on Philippine Airlines‘ Facebook pages.
- E-mail Philippine Airlines at [email protected]. Please also call the office closest to you. (Contact details are available here.)
Posted by Ashley Fruno