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Petitioning Air France and 5 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Air France
Air France - USA
Air France, PR Manager
Elise Biensan
China Southern Airlines
Customer Service Manager
China Southern Airlines
Hong Kong Customer Service Manager
Regional General Manager, Aust / NZ, China Southern Airlines
Henry He

Tell Airlines: Stop Transporting Nonhuman Primates for Research

Please support the BUAV campaign to stop airlines transporting nonhuman primates for the research industry.

Airlines play a key role in the international trade in primates for research by transporting monkeys for laboratories around the world. Cruelty and suffering are an intrinsic part of the trade. Some monkeys are taken from the wild; others are the offspring of wild-caught individuals forced into captivity for a lifetime of breeding. All are torn from their family groups, packed into small, wooden crates and shipped as cargo, usually on extremely long journeys. Primates are highly sensitive animals, so this treatment and the conditions they endure are extremely stressful for them. Some become ill and even die in transit. Delays, poor ventilation, noise and temperature fluctuations can add to their misery.

The BUAV leads the international campaign to end these shipments of misery and over the years, our efforts have moved many airlines to dissociate themselves from this cruel trade. Only two major passenger airlines continue to be involved in this ugly business - Air France and China Southern Airlines.

Please check our site for more information and share our petition with your friends - buav.org/cargocruelty

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Letter to
Air France
Air France - USA
Air France, PR Manager Elise Biensan
and 3 others
China Southern Airlines Customer Service Manager
China Southern Airlines Hong Kong Customer Service Manager
Regional General Manager, Aust / NZ, China Southern Airlines Henry He
I am writing in support of the BUAV's Cargo Cruelty campaign and to stop the transportation of primates by your airline for the research industry.

Airlines play a key role in the international trade in primates for research by transporting monkeys for laboratories around the world. Cruelty and suffering are an intrinsic part of the trade. Some monkeys are taken from the wild; others are the offspring of wild-caught individuals forced into captivity for a lifetime of breeding. All are torn from their family groups, packed into small, wooden crates and shipped as cargo, usually on extremely long journeys. Primates are highly sensitive animals, so this treatment and the conditions they endure are extremely stressful for them. Some become ill and even die in transit. Delays, poor ventilation, noise and temperature fluctuations can add to their misery.

Recent documents obtained by the BUAV provide a disturbing insight into just how much these animals suffer. Conditions that resulted in the death or euthanasia of monkeys imported into the USA during 2009 included pneumonia, enteritis, gastroenteritis, dehydration, weight loss, poor body condition and bacterial infection.

This is an issue of great public concern and I urge you to join the growing list of airlines that refuse to be associated with the transportation of primates for the research industry. These include British Airways United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Qantas Airways, South African Airways, Delta Airlines, Qatar Airways, Eva Air and China Airlines.