Urge Hainan Airlines to stop sending monkeys to laboratories

China’s Hainan Airlines – which banned sending monkeys to the US a decade ago after talks with PETA US – recently went back on its word and sent hundreds of monkeys to their deaths in laboratories.

Let him know that his participation in the global ape exploitation business is unacceptable.

In August 2022, Hainan Airlines shipped 720 endangered long-tailed macaques, crammed into 144 wooden crates, from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to Beijing, China, a 4.5-hour journey, and then to Chicago, United States. States, a 13-hour flight. The monkeys were forced to sit in their own feces, urine and blood, terrified of what was to come.

After arriving in the United States, they would have been piled onto trucks and eventually taken to their final destination: a laboratory where they will be used for experimentation, enduring torture and pain.

While PETA entities, our supporters and the public have persuaded nearly every major airline in the world to stop transporting monkeys to laboratories, Hainan Airlines seems determined to continue this cruel trade with its shameful reversal of policy. In 2012 and again in 2013, its leaders promised that it would no longer send monkeys destined for US laboratories.

PETA USA has contacted Hainan Airlines executives asking them to reconsider the company’s involvement in this cruel industry and immediately stop sending monkeys to labs. No ethical company wants its name associated with this infamous and sordid trade.

Air France, for example, recently announced that it would stop transporting monkeys to laboratories after more than a decade of intense campaigning by international PETA bodies, other animal protection groups and grassroots activists around the world.

Every year, tens of thousands of monkeys are sent to the United States to be trapped in laboratories and tormented in experiments that have never led to significant scientific advances.

These highly social and sensitive individuals are either captured in the wild or bred in captivity on squalid factory farms, where many die of injuries and disease before they are even packed into small wooden crates and confined in dark, dark bunkers. 15 hours.

Like all other primates, monkeys are highly social animals that live in tight-knit groups and use vocalizations, body language and facial expressions to communicate. In the labs, they are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them.

Please call on Hainan Airlines to keep their promise and not send monkeys to labs or get involved in any way with this cruel industry. The airline must keep its word and join other industry leaders in banning primate shipments to labs and lab suppliers.

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