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Please protest the shipment of primates

July 19, 2013
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UPDATE

Urgent update – monkeys on China Southern Airlines flight are destined for Covance in the US.

A sympathetic member of staff at Guangzhou airport has tipped off the BUAV about a shipment of primates transported by China Southern Airlines to Chicago. The shipment of 72 crates, which contains hundreds of long-tailed macaques, is due to land today, 7/20, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) at 10:00 (CDT). We have also learned that the final destination of the monkeys is the contract research organization, Covance.

A past BUAV investigation at a Covance facility in Germany uncovered the horrific suffering of thousands of monkeys subjected to a life of deprivation, fear, torment and toxic poisoning. The Covance facility specialised almost exclusively in primate toxicology for the international pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

BACKGROUND | SOURCE BUAV

A China Southern flight with monkeys on board is on its way to the USA tonight, 7/19.  

The BUAV has been tipped off that a shipment of monkeys is currently on board a China Southern Airline flight from Guangzhou in China bound for Chicago in the USA. The flight number is CZ447 and is due to land in Chicago tomorrow, 7/20, at 10.00am.

Following pressure from the research industry, China Southern Airlines has only recently re-started shipping primates after a suspension last year. It is crucial that China Southern is made aware of the strength of public feeling on this issue. Please take action today!

Please contact China Southern Airlines and urge the airline to stop transporting primates.



WHOM TO CONTACT

Group

sunpeng@csair.com ; info@csair.nl ; info@csair.us

Individual

Chicago (USA):
Tel: +1-773-6018800
Fax: +1-773-6018866

HEAD OFFICE (China):
Tel: +86 20 8613 3421
Tel: (Cargo Dept) +86 20 8613 8989
Fax: +86 20 8612 4024
Email: sunpeng@csair.com

MAIN EUROPE HUB (Holland):
Tel: +31-20-4123120
Fax: +31-20-4126054
Email: info@csair.nl

LOS ANGELES (USA)
Tel: +1-323-6538088
Fax: +1-323-6538066
Email: info@csair.us


SAMPLE COMMENT

To Whom It Concerns,

I am extremely disturbed to learn the cruelty inflicted on primates as imprisoned and exported by China Southern Airlines for research, the efficacy of which is unproven, demonstrably cost-prohibitive, and lethal, not only on non-human animals, but also on human animals. These experiments subject these sentient animals to enormous suffering and pain, and I respectfully request that you immediately cease your participation in such an unethical practice. Indeed I am requesting that you discontinue shipping primates for such a cruel industry; the current flight is from Guangzhou in China bound for Chicago in the USA. The flight number is CZ447 and is due to land in Chicago, July 20, at 10:00am.

Animals are sentient beings, capable of thought and emotion, including love and suffering. Animal experimentation is unnecessary, unjustified, and unprincipled, its only function to financially benefit those who exploit animals. Animals have rights to live free from pain and suffering regardless of objections to acknowledge such; I therefore hope this message finds you willing to examine and subsequently change your potential complicity in their abuse and death.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent appeal.



here we huddle in total fear,
we know that trouble
is very near.
please understand that we
are just like you,
although on the surface appearance
that does not seem true.
please look into our faces
our eyes, and our beings.
it is your very own soul
you are seeing.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

22 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 19, 2013 4:22 pm

    here we huddle in total fear,
    we know that trouble
    is very near.
    please understand that we
    are just like you,
    although on the surface appearance
    that does not seem true.
    please look into our faces
    our eyes, and our beings.
    it is your very own soul
    you are seeing.

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  2. July 19, 2013 4:34 pm

    Reblogged this on Vegan Lynx.

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  3. July 19, 2013 4:47 pm

    Just terrible! Emails sent and shared in several places thanks Stacey and Karen another great poem!

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  4. July 19, 2013 4:48 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    Yet another instance of animal cruelty. I wonder what is wrong with this part of the world. Is it a matter of culture or business practice or just sheer apathy to the suffering of animals?

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    • July 19, 2013 5:31 pm

      Apathy I would guess, but well-said in any case. Thank you, B2B.

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  5. Janine Wright permalink
    July 19, 2013 6:26 pm

    Should be a protected species infact I’m sure they are and that would be illegal under SITES !!!

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  6. Janine Wright permalink
    July 19, 2013 6:49 pm

    These are endangered species and as such should be confiscated on arrival regardless of paper work.America signed a treaty not to transport into the USA,harm or kill endangered animals.Customes should be notified emediatly. !!!!!

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    • July 19, 2013 8:42 pm

      Hi, Janine. Thank you for your comments. It is actually legal for the US to import primates for the use of testing. It’s illegal to do so as pets, but it is sadly legal to transport them into the US to be used in testing.

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  7. lori moak-kean permalink
    July 19, 2013 6:55 pm

    I’ve sent emails and cc’d my senators & representatives….this is completely ILLEGAL to be transporting endangered species. has anyone alerted all the Chicago news media as well as cnn, abc, cbs, nbc, etc???
    this is a HUGE news story!

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    • July 19, 2013 8:43 pm

      Hi, Lori, all good ideas, I don’t know if BUAV or PETA contacted any other media outlets. I doubt, however, that they (news organizations) would care. It’s just a sign of the times to overlook blatant animal cruelty in favor of more “pressing” concerns. Thank you, Lori.

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  8. July 19, 2013 7:50 pm

    why is there a pic of lemurs? doubtful china is shipping lemurs.

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  9. July 20, 2013 9:51 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space and commented:
    Emails sent and re-blogged on Carinas Space.

    Like

  10. lindabadham permalink
    July 20, 2013 10:14 am

    EVERY BLOODY DAY THE ANIMALS SUFFER . SO SICK TO DEATH OF THIS. AIRLINES THNK ONLY OF MONEY, MAD SCIENTISTS THINK ONLY OF EGO. BE IT ON ANYONES HEAD WHO HAS ANY PART IN ANY CRUELTY TO ANY ANIMAL, FOR THEY WILL SURELY REAP WHAT THEY SOW. EVIL PEOPLE WILL PAY !!!

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