People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the fur trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and direct action.

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Petitioning Alain Pagès

Ask Air France to Cancel Shipment of Monkeys to Be Used in Cruel Experiments

PETA has just learned that Air France plans to transport 60 monkeys this Wednesday (February 1) from Africa to the U.S. for use in cruel and deadly experiments at the notorious Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), where PETA recently conducted an investigation that unveiled shocking cruelty. We need your help to urge the airline to cancel this shipment! If Air France moves ahead with its plans, the monkeys, supplied by an African facility run by the infamous Bioculture, will be crammed into tiny wooden crates and shipped to Paris in the dark and terrifying cargo hold of a passenger plane. The monkeys will then be loaded onto a cargo plane and transported to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Upon their arrival in the U.S. on February 2, the monkeys will be subjected to yet another exhausting trip as they are loaded into the back of a truck and transported to SNBL. In total, these terrified monkeys will endure more than 80 hours of grueling transport before they arrive at SNBL, where they will likely be tormented and killed in cruel experiments. The monkeys are currently scheduled to arrive in the U.S. this Thursday, February 2. With time running out, your voice is needed now. Please send an e-mail to Air France officials now and urge them to cancel this shipment and join the growing number of airlines who refuse to ship primates for use in invasive experiments.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
670 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Charles Evans

Free Ben the Bear From Miserable Roadside Zoo

Jambbas Ranch Tours—a substandard roadside zoo in Fayetteville, North Carolina—has been cited numerous times by state and federal authorities for failing to provide animals with basic necessities, as required by law. Ben, a bear kept at Jambbas, has been confined to a tiny concrete and chain-link cell for years. Ben—like other animals at Jambbas—is deprived of everything that is natural and important to him, and he shows signs of stress, boredom, and frustration. His head sways, he paces, and he bites at the chain link. He wants out, and we need your help to see to it that he is freed.   PETA has been trying to help Jambbas' animal victims since August 2010, but multiple Cumberland County representatives—including the county's animal services department, the county attorney's office, the sheriff's office, and more—refused to lift a finger, despite a county law that prohibits holding bears and other exotic animals captive. Because of the county's refusal and failure to uphold its own law, a concerned citizen swore out a summons against James Bass, the ranch's owner, for unlawful possession of Ben the bear, a fox, a raccoon, and an alligator.   To see photos of Ben and other animals at Jambbas, click http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/Roadsidezoo.pdf">here. PETA has secured placement for Ben and the other animals at wonderful sanctuaries.   Unfortunately, in a stunning display of http://fayobserver.com/articles/2011/04/01/1083140">favoritism, the county Board of Commissioners caved in to Bass' own request that the county's prohibition on possessing exotic animals be amended to exempt his facility. Rather than upholding a law protecting animals from just what Jambbas subjects them to, the commissioners simply changed it! In an effort to get commissioners to repeal this absurd amendment, more than a dozen people—including a renowned bear behavior expert—attended a recent board of commissioners meeting, and many spoke at the meeting too. But the http://fayobserver.com/articles/2011/04/19/1087839">board made no move to reverse its decision, leaving Ben and other animals to suffer.   Thank you to those of you who wrote to District Attorney William West and urged for prosecution of Bass—you made a difference. The case was continued until July 11. But the animals languishing at Jambbas still need your help.    Please email members of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and politely request that they reverse the amendment made to the ordinance at James Bass' request. Ask the board to allow Ben and the fox, raccoon, and alligator held captive at Jambbas Ranch Tours to be placed with reputable facilities that are equipped to provide them with the suitable care and environment that they need and deserve. PETA has offered to relocate these animals to sanctuaries at no cost to the county.       

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
15,634 supporters