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Success! Philippine Airlines Stops Shipping Primates to Labs

Philippine Airlines will no longer transport primates to laboratories to be used in cruel and deadly experiments – a policy change that could save hundreds of monkeys each year from being trafficked for animal tests.

You made this happen.

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Thousands of supporters from PETA and our international affiliates sent messages to the airline explaining that cruelty doesn’t fly – and that they would not give the company their business as long as it was facilitating atrocious experiments on primates. Volunteers from PETA Asia-Pacific also took to the street in Manila to protest outside a ticketing office. In its Facebook post about the decision, Philippine Airlines explicitly mentions campaigns by animal rights activists as an influential factor – evidence that people power really does pay off!

This victory is likely to impact the primate-experimentation industry seriously, because Philippine Airlines is believed to be the only carrier that ships monkeys from Indonesia, which is home to a large primate-breeding facility. Every year, hundreds of monkeys are exported from there to other facilities around the world. With their usual air-transportation route now shut down, experimenters will have a much tougher time getting primate “subjects” off the island and into laboratories for their cruel tests.

With your help, we’ve seen airline after airline stop transporting monkeys to laboratories. Now only two major airlines are left: China Southern Airlines (which recently went back on its word) and Air France. It’s time to up the pressure and tell these companies to get with the times and stop profiting from the torture of animals:

>>> Contact Air France

>>> Contact China Southern Airlines

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  1. avatar Maggie Cranfield says:

    Stop the madness!

  2. avatar Monica says:

    Stop this barbaric practice please…it’s atrocious

  3. avatar hoera hoera!! says:

    well done P A
    Fantastic love from Holland

  4. avatar chander kumar soni says:

    hip hip hurray.
    congrats, we won.

  5. Thanks to PH Airlines – BOYCOTT THE OTHERS – FLY WITH PH AIRLINES !!

  6. Thank you so much for your compasionate decision to end the shipping of primates to cruel laboratories! This is one huge step to end the suffering of primates for good!

  7. avatar Anthony says:

    Fantastic news! Keep up the good work Peta. There can never be any justification for any form of animal cruelty or abuse.

    Greetings and God Bless from Wales!

  8. avatar Maria Angelica Barudi says:

    Yessss!!! Well done BOYCOTT THE OTHERS – FLY WITH PH AIRLINES !!

  9. avatar marinella says:

    stop a questa barbaria

  10. avatar vicent martinez says:

    All animals deserve a life free of cruelty.

  11. avatar Dan says:

    Its EVIL!!!!!

  12. A MANEIRA QUE TRATAM OS MACACOS COM AS ESPERIÊNCIAS DE VIVESSECÇÃO.OS LEVAM À MORTE PELO SOFRIMENTO IMPUTADO A ELES.

  13. avatar Cheryl says:

    Success at last. Thank You Philippine Airlines:)

  14. avatar henny matthieu says:

    Stop this barbaric practice please…it’s atrocious

  15. avatar Ber Kavanagh says:

    well done Philippine airlines – now let us boycott the airlines who are still a part of this ‘cruelty’ – FLY ‘PHILIPPINE AIRLINES’ – BOYCOTT ‘CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES’ (which went back on it’s word) and ‘AIR FRANCE’. END THIS EVIL CRUELTY NOW PLEASE…

  16. avatar Anita James says:

    “the greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated. ” Mahatma Gandhi

  17. One step forward. :) Congratulations! God Bless you.

  18. avatar Debbie says:

    I think it’s bloody disgusting doing this to these poor animals! Stop your cruelty now!

  19. avatar Elizabeth Reeve says:

    I was shocked to read that Air France are shipping monkeys for laboratory experimentation. I will not be flying with Air France and will tell friends and family about this. Elizabeth Reeve

  20. avatar jaki hilton says:

    I couldn’t even read the full article. Air France are as guilty as the cruel people torturing these helpless animals. I feel sick after reading what they are going through and helpless, so I hope this honest plea helps Air France to do the right and humane action and stop this madness of delivering innocent animals to their death. We will not be using this airline in the meanwhile.

  21. avatar Sam riches says:

    Please stop this terrible cruelty. You would not want to experience this level of cruelty so why put these innocent animals through hell. Imagine if this was a member of your family? It really is disgusting. Please stop and think how frightened these animals. They have done nothing wrong.

  22. avatar Ann says:

    I will not fly with Air France and I will ask all my friends to do the same!

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