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Stop the Baby Trade: Send message to airlines that ship animals for vivisection

July 13, 2011

Please send message to airlines requesting they cease to ship animals for experimentation.  BUAV has provided a sample letter and address details; the addresses are listed first as a group followed by individual details. (I have received three undeliverable addresses back but will keep them in.)


A BUAV investigation has obtained secret film and other evidence of monkeys shipped around the world by major passenger airlines. We can reveal shipments of monkeys transported by Air France to Covance in the USA and Centre de Primatologie in France and by Vietnam Airlines for Belgrave Services, a primate dealer in the UK. Other major passenger airlines to play a role in the brutal trade in primates for research include Air Canada which ships monkeys from countries such as China to laboratories in Canada and both China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, which fly monkeys to the USA.

Every year tens of thousands of primates are transported by air around the world for the international research industry. These monkeys originate from countries such as Mauritius, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia, Tanzania and Barbados. Some are trapped in the wild while others are bred in captivity usually in large-scale facilities. They are ripped from their family groups, packed into small wooden crates and travel as cargo, predominantly on passenger air flights, on extremely long journeys to research laboratories around the world.

The BUAV has led the international campaign to end these shipments of misery. Over the years, our efforts have moved many airlines to dissociate themselves from this cruel trade. Airlines that do not transport primates include British Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Northwest Airlines, Qantas Airways, South African Airways, Delta Airlines, Eva Air, Qatar Airways and China Airlines. However, a small number of passenger airlines continue to be involved in this ugly business.

RELATED | Stop the Baby Trade: BUAV’s investigation into the primate trade

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To Whom It Concerns,

I am writing in support of the BUAV Cargo Cruelty campaign:

I was shocked to learn that your airline is involved in the transportation of monkeys to laboratories. It is unacceptable that these sensitive animals, ripped from their families and homes, are then subjected to the stress of being packed into small crates and shipped as cargo on your airline to end up in laboratories where they will suffer in experiments.

I urge you to join the increasing number of airlines that have made the decision to stop their involvement in this cruelty. Until you do, I will not be flying with your airline.

Thank you for reading this important message.


AIRLINE ADDRESSES | GROUP: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Air Canada
Radius Park, Hatton Cross, Feltham TW14 ONJ
Air Canada Centre, PO Box 14000, Dorval QC, Canada H4Y 1H4
Fax: +44 (0) 208 750 8495
Email: and

Air China
41 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W
9th Floor, Blue Sky Mansion, 28 Tianzhu Road, Zone A, Tianzhu Airport Industrial Shunyi District, Beijing, China
Fax: +44 (0)20 8897 9037

Air France
2a Plesman House, Cains Lane, Feltham TW14 9RH
Fax: +44 (0) 208 750 8495
45, rue de Paris, 95 747 Roissy CDG Cedex, Paris, France
Fax :+33 1 41 56 70 29

American Airlines
23-59 Staines Road, Trinity Square, Hounslow, TW3 3HE
4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 761, United States
Fax: +44 (0)20 8745 1469

Caribbean Airlines
Airline Centre, Building D, 28-39 Quadrant Business Centre, 135 Salusbury Road, Queens Park, London, NW6 3RJ
Iere House, Golden Grove Road, Piarco, Trinidad, West Indies
Fax: +44 (0)870 777 7172

China Eastern Airlines
37-39 George Street, London, W1U 3QD
2550 Hong Qiao Road, Shanghai, Shanghai Province 200335, China
Fax: +44 (0)20 8759 7584

China Southern Airlines
Tan Wan’geng, President, Guangzhou Airport, Airport Road 278, Guangzhou 510406, Guang Dong Province, China
Email: and

Continental Airlines
Beulah Court, Albert Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 7HP
Continental Centre, 1600 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002, United States
Fax: +44 (0)1293 567122
Email: and

Philippine Airlines
Corporate Communications Department, 3F Mezzanine, PNB Financial Centre, President Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, CCP Complex, Pasay City, Philippines

Vietnam Airlines
7 Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1 0EN
200 Nguyen Son Street, Long Bien District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Fax: +44 (0) 20 3263 2064



vivisection in the name of “science”
we do not accept and stand in defiance
what does all that cruelty do
only cause pain to who science is
doing it to
if the tables were quickly turned
scientist would not like being
cut up and or burned

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2011 3:37 pm

    Exceptional writing


  2. November 20, 2011 7:53 pm

    That is very instructive article.


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