7 universities sue El Al to carry primates: please sign petition
Please applaud the EL-AL airline management for taking a compassionate stand and ask that it does not bow to pressure from the research industry to carry primates.
A petition has been started by the Israeli Anti-Vivisection Organization “Behind Closed Doors”, with English translation, that can be found here:
(To sign the petition just enter your full name into the box on the right hand side and hit the green submit button.)
Many airlines all over the world refuse to transport animals destined for vivisection. Following a prolonged public campaign, the Israeli airline El-Al declared in September 2010 that its management decided to join the growing list of airlines that refuse to transport animals destined for vivisection.
Now, more than a year after El-Al stopped such transportation, vivisectionists are trying to force it to change this policy, through a lawsuit filed by The Council of University Presidents against El-Al.
The transportation of animals to labs is an integral part of the severe abuse animals endure in vivisection – they are transported in extreme packed conditions in a journey which may last tens of hours, while suffering extreme physical and mental stress, and many are found dead upon arrival.
In recent years, a significant part of the air transportation of animals for vivisection to and from Israel has comprised of monkeys imported to the Mazor Facility from Mauritius. The Mazor Facility is a private business that has been responsible for kidnapping monkeys from the wild in Mauritius, confining and breeding them in Israel, and selling their babies abroad, for vivisection.
We the undersigned applaud the El-Al management for its moral policy, which ensures us that while we fly on vacation or on business, there will not be animals kept with our luggage on their way to hell.
el al you have stepped up
to the plate
by not transporting animals
to a terrible fate
we thank you for
taking this moral stand
a round of applause
and a show of grateful
Karen Lyons Kalmenson