Please protest the shipment of primates
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
email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
HEAD OFFICE (China):
Tel: +86 20 8613 3421
Tel: (Cargo Dept) +86 20 8613 8989
Fax: +86 20 8612 4024
MAIN EUROPE HUB (Holland):
LOS ANGELES (USA)
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.
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