Please support the BUAV’s campaign to stop airlines transporting nonhuman primates for the research industry.
Airlines play a key role in the international trade in primates for research by transporting monkeys for laboratories around the world. Cruelty and suffering are an intrinsic part of the trade. Some monkeys are taken from the wild; others are the offspring of wild-caught individuals forced into captivity for a lifetime of breeding. All are torn from their family groups, packed into small, wooden crates and shipped as cargo, usually on extremely long journeys. Primates are highly sensitive animals, so this treatment and the conditions they endure are extremely stressful for them. Some become ill and even die in transit. Delays, poor ventilation, noise and temperature fluctuations can add to their misery.
Only a small number of passenger airlines continue to be involved in this ugly business, including Air France, China Eastern, China Southern, Air Canada and Vietnam Airlines.
For more information:Â http://buav.org/our-campaigns/primate-campaign/primate-cargo-cruelty/
Visit Change.org to sign a petition to support the campaign.