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7 universities sue El Al to carry primates: please sign petition

January 11, 2012


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

13 Comments leave one →
  1. CATHALA Corine permalink
    January 11, 2012 9:35 pm

    Laissez les primates en paix stop à toute cette barbarie inutile


  2. January 11, 2012 9:52 pm

    signed and shared ~


  3. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    January 12, 2012 3:58 am

    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


  4. SHIREEN permalink
    January 12, 2012 7:22 am



  5. January 12, 2012 10:00 am

    EL AL. Good ethics. Never support cruelty and pain which the monkeys endure. Thanks and let the primates thrive in their own home in the wild.


  6. Jackie Davis permalink
    January 12, 2012 10:07 am

    Just when we think we have made some progress, some people that only care about their agendas step up and we take a step backwards.


  7. January 13, 2012 9:45 pm

    I support all the airlines that refuse to transport animals for testing – computers can do most of it!


  8. January 14, 2012 7:22 am

    Thank you for remembering your heritage from Noah, Shabbat Shalom, in your rememberance of our animals on earth


  9. January 14, 2012 9:16 am

    Please sign make them stop these animals were not born to torture


  10. Sabine Bradley-Phillips permalink
    January 14, 2012 9:50 am

    Animal experiments are cruel and outdated.There is no valid reason to use monkeys for them.Congrats for their decision to transport these animals for these needless experiments.


  11. January 14, 2012 12:02 pm

    This kind of cruelty has been going on for far to long. There is no reason to perform experiments on animals with the computer tec we have today. Its barbaric and no way is there a human way of ever doing these experiments on any animal.


  12. January 14, 2012 7:33 pm

    ET Al, good for you! I am thankful for the compassion you are showing to captive primates that would be flown into a living hell with no outlet except death. Thank you from all who cannot speak for themselves.


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