Ask Phoenix Air Group not to ship primates for Novartis
Phoenix Air Group was recently contracted by Novartis to transport a group of non-human primates from Barbados to Italy. The animals were destined for laboratory experimentation.
Novartis is trying to get monkeys in the next days and taking them abroad in Italy through vans. Italian airports are now considered dangerous for their image. We must act now!
The final destination of these animals is the Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics Ltd, a company based in Siena, Via Fiorentina, 1.
It ‘s the second time this year that Novartis cancelled an order of primates for experimentation. The first time it happened in March, close to the HARLAN scandal. That time was enough that the news leaked out and become public domain. It was a clear sign, that which the vivisectors like working in the shadows and no one knows what they do to animals, where prisoners are kept, where and when they come.
In Barbados and the neighboring islands of Nevis & StKitts, monkeys are yellow-hunted because they are considered harmful to crops and sent by some companies to laboratories. Doing this, however, is become increasingly difficult since airlines such as Amerijet, Caribbean Airlines, Choice Airways, Monarch Air and others have ceased to transport primates for vivisection from the islands of the Caribbean. The only way that vivisectors have to bring these animals to their death is to hire charter flights, such as Phoenix Air.
This moment is so important to give a signal and also to ask Phoenix Air to halt the loading and transport of animals for
WHOM TO CONTACT
Mark H. Thompson
Phoenix Air Group, Inc.
100 Phoenix Air Drive SW
Cartersville, GA 30120
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Dear Mr. Thompson,
It is my understanding that Phoenix Air Group was recently contracted by Novartis to transport a group of non-human primates from Barbados to Italy. The animals were destined for laboratory experimentation. I urge you to dissociate Phoenix Air Group from the cruelty and suffering of the international trade in primates by refusing to transport primates destined for the research industry.
Each year, on the islands of Barbados and St. Kitts & Nevis, hundreds of green/vervet monkeys are torn from their families and forest homes and either exported directly for biomedical research or imprisoned on farms to produce offspring to be exported to laboratories around the world. Once wild and free, these sensitive and intelligent animals end their lives in laboratories where pain and suffering are routine.
There are an increasing number of airlines that were once carriers of primates, but which now refuse to transport primates for the research industry. Airlines that have made this compassionate decision include leading cargo airlines such as Lufthansa Cargo, Cargolux and DHL Aviation, as well as the major airlines American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, British Airways, Korean Air and Caribbean Airlines.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this important appeal.
mr thompson and phoenixair
the world is watching, and we care.
please do not transport primates to a fate,
that if it happened to you, you would hate.
do not be part of this evil plan,
primates were not put here to be the victims of man.
on their tropical islands, let these green/vervet monkeys remain,
not torture bound on any of your planes.
Karen Lyons Kalmenson