Thousands of monkeys are imported to the UK for experiments each year. But where do they come from, and how do they end up in British laboratories?
A recent undercover investigation by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has shed new light on the abhorrent primate trade. The graphic images from its exposé of a breeding facility in Mauritius – one of the biggest suppliers of laboratory monkeys in the world – tell a sickening story of routine abuse inflicted on monkeys, many of whom were snatched from the wild.
Mother and child: … Read more.
Grim figures recently released by the Home Office show that 1,577 monkeys were imported to UK labs in 2012 from China, Vietnam and Mauritius. These primates were born in breeding facilities in Asia, usually in cramped, squalid conditions, before being packed into wooden crates, loaded onto the hold of a plane and shipped to Britain. Once they arrive, they’re dispatched straight to laboratories, where they will be kept in cages and subjected to agonising, often fatal tests.
This infographic from PETA US takes you through a typical example of these animals’ … Read more.
Did you know that some airlines are propping up the cruel and sinister vivisection industry? China Southern Airlines ships monkeys from their homes in the wild or from squalid breeding facilities to laboratories in the EU and the US, where they are imprisoned in tiny cages, force-fed chemicals, crippled, cut into and killed.
PETA supporters took part in a striking protest in Whitehall today to shine a light on this shocking practice. The demo was planned to coincide with an aviation conference attended by Tan Wangeng, the president and CEO of China … Read more.
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.
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 … Read more.
Last year after a face-to-face meeting, Air India officials told PETA India in writing that the airline would refuse requests to transport animals to laboratories. It was cause for celebration – or so everyone thought. But now, because of pressure from animal experimenters, Air India has backtracked on the ban and resumed shipping animals for use in cruel laboratory experiments.
In support of our friends at PETA India, PETA UK members dressed up and made a plea for animals’ lives outside the High Commission of India in London today. In protest of … Read more.
Air France is one of the largest traffickers of primates in the world. The airline claims to be “making the sky the best place on Earth” – so why does it continue to ship terrified monkeys to laboratories to face imprisonment and torture?
Almost every other major airline in the world has shown compassion by refusing to transport monkeys for animal testing – including Aer Lingus, Air China, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Lufthansa, Qantas and United. Air France even cancelled an individual shipment of primates after a public … Read more.
Woohoo! Yet another airline has seen the light and taken a stand against trafficking monkeys for cruel animal tests. Following a campaign by PETA US that included public protests, a flood of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails and tweets, China Eastern Airlines today announced that it has ended “transportation of laboratory primates as of Mar. 01, 2013″.
More than 10,000 monkeys were shipped to the US from China in 2012 to be cut up, poisoned, drugged and killed. The best part of this victory is that it effectively ends the export of monkeys … Read more.
UPDATE: We’ve just heard the devastating news that most of the AstraZeneca dogs were shipped to UK laboratories over the past few days.
A few dogs are still left in AstraZeneca’s breeding facility in Örkelljunga, Sweden. Please call AstraZeneca’s board today and ask them to show mercy and rehome the remaining beagles.
The number to call is +46-8-553 260 00.
Finally, thank you to everyone who has been speaking out for these dogs over the past days and weeks, on the phone, by e-mail and on Facebook and Twitter. The response has … Read more.
Following vigorous campaigning by PETA and its affiliates, Air China has confirmed that it’s joining nearly every other airline worldwide by refusing to transport primates to laboratories.
This victory is due to the thousands of concerned people around the world who contacted Air China through PETA affiliate action alerts, generating tens of thousands of e-mails to Air China’s offices around the world.
Non-human primates are transported from countries such as China, Mauritius, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia to the EU and US to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments. … Read more.
UPDATE: China Southern Airlines has now shamefully resumed shipping primates to laboratories. This makes it, along with Air France, one of only two remaining major airlines that continue to faciliatate cruel experiments on monkeys.
Please click here to send a message to the airline urging it to stop trafficking primates: http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=13644
After eight months of pressure from PETA US and its supporters, the prestigious scientific journal Nature has confirmed that China Southern Airlines is no longer transporting primates to the United States for use in experiments.
Because there remain few viable … Read more.