Air France is the only major airline in the world that still ships monkeys to their deaths in laboratories. Here’s how it happens:
1. Every year, more than 10,000 monkeys are shipped to laboratories in the United States.
2. Some are traumatically captured in the jungle …
3. … and some are the babies of wild-caught monkeys who are bred on decrepit factory farms in Asia and Africa.
4. On these farms, monkeys starve get injured and die
Here, a breeder shows off his “product”—a new mother—while her baby still clings to her.
When it is time for transport, monkeys are locked in small shipping crates.
Here, terrified monkeys wait on the tarmac to be loaded onto a plane.
Those who survive the grueling flights are loaded onto trucks and sent on days-long cross-country trips to laboratories.
They are dark, terrifying places.
Monkeys are subjected to painful, invasive, and irrelevant experiments.
Monkeys are starved and restrained in order to force them to participate in experiments, infected with diseases
and are roughly force-fed chemicals and drugs.
Their heads are drilled into, and objects are screwed into them.
Ultimately, they are killed.
These horrors continue, even though more than 90 percent of drugs that pass animal testing fail in human trials.
But there is good news!
Thanks to pressure from PETA, we’ve seen a 40 percent drop in the number of monkeys being shipped to laboratories in the U.S.
Airlines such as United, China Southern, and Philippine Airlines are listening to consumers and refusing to ship monkeys to laboratories.
And Air France is now the only major airline in the world that still flies monkeys to their deaths.
Once Air France stops, we’ll be seeing way less of this …
and way more of this: