You Did It: Air France Cancels Live Monkey Transport for Animal Testing!
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You Did It: Air France Cancels Live Monkey Transport for Animal Testing!

Within a few hours of obtaining reports that Air France was planning to transport 60 live monkeys from Africa to a United States laboratory for use in animal experiments, PETA and several of our international affiliates quickly mobilised members and supporters to take action.

Within 24 hours, you and others like you managed to generate 68,000 e-mails, thousands of Facebook posts and tweets, and hundreds of calls. Thanks to your fast work and dedication, we are thrilled to confirm that Air France has cancelled plans to deliver these monkeys into the hands of experimenters!

This fantastic show of support proves once again that strength in numbers and coordinated actions can have a huge effect on companies. This victory couldn’t have been possible without your help. From all of us at PETA, a huge “Thank you!” to everyone who helped stop this transport! We are now urging Air France to create a formal policy to prohibit future shipments of primates to labs.

With this victory so fresh, please use your voice to influence the Home Office not to weaken protection laws for animals in laboratories in future.

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  1. avatar Chris says:

    Please do not transport the monkeys for vivisection.They are sentient beings and feel pain and suffering. Let them live in peace.

  2. avatar inara aliea says:

    stop abusing animals!!!!!!!!! its a crime!!!!

  3. avatar HERNANDEZ-BATTAGLIONI BRUNELLA says:

    S’il vous plait Air France n’a pas besoin de ça…..comment peut -t -on faire des choses pareils??? je ne comprends pas !! Basta s’il vous plait avec cette inutile souffrance!!

  4. avatar NATASHA CAVERSAN MUCCI says:

    STOP ABUSING THOSE PORRO ANIMALS !!! THEY HAVE SENTIMENTS TO YOURS MONTERS !!!! THINK ABOUT, EVERYTHING U DO IN LIVE, U PAY IN LIVE …. JUST REMEMBER THE VULCAN, TSUNAMI FROM THE LAST 2 YEARS, THIS IS JUST A ADVICE FROM THE MOTHER EARTH !!!!

    THINK U GUYS CAN HELP STOP THE CRUELTY !!! THE LIFE IS NOT ALL ABOUT MONEY IS ABOUT BE HAPPY AND GOOD FOR EACH OTHERS !!!

    NATASHA CAVERSAN MUCCI
    LONDON-UK

    • avatar Carina says:

      You’re so right, damn it, you’re so fucking perfectly right with this!
      I’m afraid there’ll always be those who won’t understand .. but I think it already gets better every day. There’s still hope for a lot of animals and for a lot of human too.
      And again you’re right with all the disasters, mother earth is really trying to say something to us. And can you believe there are still stupids who think there’s no global warmening at all?!

      Earth is trying to say something – just listen!

      And again: YOU’RE SO DAMN RIGHT WITH YOUR COMMENT!

      Beste Greets

      CARINA M.
      GERMANY

  5. avatar Farhad Sepahbody says:

    Stop using poor innocent animals for experiments…
    (> ” ” <)
    ( ='o'= )
    -(,,)-(,,)——-Thank you

    • avatar Nelly Del Giudice says:

      I feel like you. Stop the suffering of the ours ” little brothers and sisters “.
      San Francisco use to say: ” nuestros hermanos menores “

  6. avatar Sargon Donabed says:

    Please do not transport the monkeys for vivisection.They deserve the same humane treatment and kindness that all life does.

  7. avatar lise gagnon says:

    on se dit evoluer,

  8. avatar Walter Otieno. says:

    The experiments you do with animals never happens here in Africa but i have heard several times that animals are killed and used in experiments in Europe and other continents,which is very harsh to our beloved magnifiscent creatures.we welcome you to Africa through http://www.jambosafaris.net to see our animals but we cant allow you to take them with you to kill them and use them in experiments.

  9. avatar Gaby Seabra says:

    Good news, but what’s going to happen to the monkeys? Where are they???Can some one please tell me???

  10. Can you please show us the confirmation from Air France and the person who confirmed and their position. Thankyou.

  11. avatar Gaby Seabra says:

    GOOD NEWS, what’s going to happen to the monkeys? Where are they???

  12. avatar Matt says:

    Unfortunately, we don’t know what will happen to these particular monkeys, but less monkeys will be captured in the wild and forced to breed as long as there are fewer and fewer ways to ship them to labs abroad.

    We are now trying to insure that Air France establishes a permanent policy against shipping primates to labs.

    This is part of an ongoing campaign to convince the few remaining airlines that still ship primates to labs to end the practice and help end the international trade in primates for good: https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3888

  13. avatar Darren Williams says:

    I cannot believe in this day and age you are willing to be connected to the disgusting practice of carrying out experiments on primates
    Do the right thing and wash your hands of this barbaric ‘industry’ !!!

  14. avatar KARY RIOS says:

    Que feeeeeeeliz estoy porque se puedo evitar esta desgracia, pobres indefensos bebes, pero asimismo espero que los tengan en un lugar apropiado!!!
    I am so so so extremely happy that they were saved from all the tortures that were expected, so now i hope they are released in their home or at least in a proper place!!!

  15. avatar Pat Bacon says:

    Please stop contributing to the pain and suffering of these poor creatures. It is so cruel and horrible to think of what there existence must be like in the torture chambers of these companies who abuse them. Please stop aiding and abetting in this horrific crime. Do not become part of their suffering.

  16. avatar lorena ponce says:

    Dios!!! detengan los experimentos inservibles de laboratorio

  17. avatar Fred l'Ours says:

    Yesssss good cancellation, baut what will become these deported victims ?

  18. avatar Donna says:

    Please post a follow up message letting everyone know what will happen to these monkeys now. It is definitely a step in the right direction that Air France has cancelled their plans to transport them, but it is vitally important that the outcome of this decision be monitored.

  19. avatar maria says:

    Well done!

  20. avatar Sandy Gillespie says:

    This is sick and should not be allowed! Shame on you Air France!

  21. avatar MARIA SONIA ESTRADA-SOLERO says:

    SEÑORES , POR FAVOR , NO CONTRIBUYAN AL SUFRIMIENTO DE LOS ANIMALES TRANSPORTANDO A POBRES MONOS .

  22. avatar Muriel Servaege says:

    How dare they do that???

  23. avatar Picard says:

    non à la cruauté animal sous toute c’est forme.

  24. avatar angelo vellucci says:

    no al trasporto delle scimmie e altri animali tramite AIR FRANCE NEI LABORATORI DI VIVISEZIONE !!

  25. avatar scientist says:

    Most of the time experimental animals are actually tested very well. And next time the fatal cancer that your loved one gets that doesn’t yet have a cure arises, maybe you can ask yourself why.

    • avatar Edward says:

      Start experimenting on murderers who are being supported by society- in jails!
      Killers, child molesters!
      not innocent animals who you may think have no voices!
      Or, start it on yourself- cruel “scumatist”

    • avatar Fiona says:

      For whatever reason to intentionally inflict pain is to torture, to take some beings life is to murder. Being a scientist is no excuse. There are alternative methods – use them. I do not want animals tortured on my behalf and neither did my loved ones who have lost their lives to cancer.

    • avatar Tanya says:

      Not only are the monkeys sent to this place to be tested on, they are treated horrifically! They are neglected and abused. I agree with Edward’s suggestion!

  26. avatar shannon says:

    This shouldn’t be allowed, it makes me sick that in today’s society we need to do this on poor innocent animals and that we as humans take advantage of the fact that animals can’t speak up; as they don’t have a voice. I hope something is going to be done, it’s wrong. I’m glad that so many people have spoken against this abusive testing.

  27. avatar NİLGÜN TEZCAN says:

    cinayete destek olmak ,yada cinayeti kolaylaştırmakta cinayettir …… nefes alan her canlının yaşam hakkı kutsaldır … korumak görevdir … AİR FRANCE ,PLEASE DONT HELP MURDERER

  28. avatar Stela says:

    Their place is in the wild nature,not in the labs for needless experiments.

  29. avatar Edward says:

    Remember KLM is helping in transporting them!
    Do not let them off the hook!!!!!
    And let us monitor what will happen to the 60 or more-
    I bet Shin Labs is waiting for a time when we are not watchingthem
    to continue torturing the poor primates!!!!!

  30. avatar Viviane says:

    Stop this horrer

  31. avatar genevieve says:

    laisser les animaux libre non a la cruAUTÉ SOUS TOUTE C EST FORME LES EXPERIENCE SUR LES ANIMAUX C EST CRUELLE VIOLENT !!!!!!!

  32. We are hearing conflicting stories, Do you have documentation that they will not ship, and where will the monkeys be placed or will they be shipped by another airline?? Please respond. Thank you

  33. avatar mike rollo says:

    protect all animals from cruel humans!!!!

  34. avatar mike rollo says:

    This is a definate victory.Keep up the great work,you’re all awesome people!!!!!!!

  35. avatar lucy alio says:

    Please stop transporting monkeys for suffering in these useless effort just for the economic benefit of a few. In a momment of proablems for Air France you certainly do not need this type cruelty

  36. avatar Bernee Mancuso says:

    Please stop this needless abuse of chimps!!
    There are more humane ways to conduct laboratory experiments, and this is deplorable

  37. avatar elayn crossley says:

    STOP USING ANIMALS FOR EXPERIMENTS

    HOW CAN THE PEOPLE WHO DO THIS SLEEP AT NIGHT?

  38. avatar Ulrika Pettersson says:

    Please stop it!!!

  39. avatar לימור סימן טוב says:

    אולי סוף סוף תפתיעו אותנו ותחזירו אמון לנו ולאנושות ותבטלו את העברה של הקופיים שמקומם בטבע

  40. avatar Patti says:

    THEY ARE STILL SHIPPING THEM!!!!
    No they didnt. I dont know who started this rumor. Someone just called corporate and they are still shipping them. This was also just posted on Air France fb page 51 minutes ago……
    Ramona Artz ~they didnt say no. we got confirmation that they will ship them!!!!! they dont stop.

  41. avatar cristina says:

    Stop al trasporto di primati e altre speci di animali destinati a finire nelle mani di vivisettori senza scrupoli e coscienza!!

  42. avatar andrea says:

    Stop a qs vergogna!! non vivisezione!

  43. avatar Grun says:

    laisser l’ai vivre le droit d’être en libérté et non d’être torturer pour vos expérience
    ils ont le droit de voir le ciel et non le droit de sentir l’odeur de la mort qui es pour eux et trés lente

    vous êtes des monstres sans coeur et sans pitié
    comment faites vous pour regarder dans un miroir avec tout ce que vous faites sur des animaux innocent chaque jours qui passent
    vous êtes à vomir

    laisser ces singes vivre leurs vie tout simplement

  44. avatar gisella says:

    annulliamo da qualsiasi vocabolario la parola “vivisezione”, rendetevi non più complici di tale barbaria!…non trasportate piu’ animali certi alla morte! stoppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp pls!

  45. avatar Tanya Callow says:

    Well done PETA and to everyone who helped stop the poor creatures from being transported to those sick evil people! We need to keep up the effort for the best results possible. Well done!

  46. avatar Rosemary Collini Bosso says:

    We should be writing to Shin Labs as well. They’re bound to find another sneaky way to get their hands on animals. Let’s get them to state publicly and officially that there are no alternative methods they can use.
    It’s a good success, but we must block the loopholes

  47. avatar Ana Cristina Luis says:

    I ask Airf France and all the other companies, please stop transport animals for vivisection!Earning money in this way is imoralWe must stay together against violence towards animals.

  48. avatar Hazel Booth says:

    Animal experiments are cruel and unnecessary, please do not be a part of this.

  49. avatar Julie Wright says:

    Where do we write to thank them for changing their mind?

  50. avatar Tracy says:

    I wrote a letter to Air France in hopes they would have a change of heart. This was their disappointing response:

    Air France would like to state that nothing allows the airline to decide on the merits of the use of animals in biomedical research. However, it is important and scientifically justified, such as, for example, testing new medical products on the market which need to be proven safe for humans, in line with international regulations. Animals are also used in basic research for new vaccines and in studies of the safety of pharmaceutical products.

    Air France Cargo refuses to transport laboratory animals destined for any use other than medical.

    In addition, Air France Cargo ensures that all biomedical research involving the use of animals in laboratories with which the airline works is fully in line with current legislation and the regulations drawn up by scientific organizations specializing in animal welfare.

    Air France Cargo refuses transportation if the testing protocols do not conform to these regulations and visits all customers to make sure this is the case. Air France Cargo also monitors the supplier, who must comply with the breeding rules in force.

    More generally, Air France scrupulously respects and complies with standards issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the European Union, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

    Thank you for using the Air France E-Services

    1-800-99 AF WEB (1-800-992-3932)

    Seven days a week 8:00 am to 7:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time

    http://www.airfrance.com/

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