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Your company is involved in the transportation of primates for research: send sample letter in protest

February 1, 2012
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FROM FACEBOOK


WHOM TO CONTACT

Email block:

responsabilidade.social@tam.com.br , tamimprensa@tam.com.br

Individual:

Chief Executive Officer and President
TAM Linhas Aéreas
Av Jurandir, 856 – Lote 4 (Jardim Ceci)
Sao Paulo 04072 – 000
Brazil



SAMPLE LETTER

To Whom It Concerns,

I was shocked to learn that the BUAV has uncovered a new airline involved in the transportation of primates for research.  Last year, your company, Brazil’s and Latin America’s largest airline, TAM Linhas Aéreas, flew eleven marmoset monkeys from Brazil to the University of Nebraska in the USA.

Thousands of primates are transported by airlines hundreds of miles around the world for the international research industry.  Some are trapped in the wild and cruelly ripped from their family groups, whilst others are bred in captivity and confined on large-scale farms.

It is unacceptable that these sensitive animals 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.

In recent years, an increasing number of airlines have stopped their involvement in the transportation of monkeys destined for research purposes, including in the past months American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, and IBC Airways.

The BUAV has highlighted the animal welfare concerns associated with the transportation of primates. Monkeys can endure delays, poor ventilation, noise and temperature fluctuations.

Over the years, incidents have taken place around the world where these individuals have suffered greatly or even died during their shipment to laboratories.

Conditions that resulted in the death or euthanasia of monkeys imported into the United States during 2009 included pneumonia, enteritis, gastroenteritis, dehydration, weight loss, poor body condition, and bacterial infection.

Other reported incidents graphically illustrate the trauma experienced by these sensitive animals during their transportation on airlines.

Animals in laboratories endure extreme suffering in cruel and scientifically pointless experiments, including being forced to inhale noxious gasses, being force-fed chemicals, and injected with poisons, before being left to suffer and die with minimal care or consideration for their needs.

I urge you to end your involvement in the cruelty and suffering that is intrinsically linked to the trade in primates for research.  Please implement a policy as a matter of urgency to stop any future shipments of this type.

I know your time is limited and I thank you for your attention to this urgent issue.

NAME

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to whom we hope this does concern
who will read this words, take
some time and learn
the primates you fly to labs
in the USA
are basically tortured and die
in the most painful way
if they survive the flight
you know this is not right
stand with us in defiance
against this psuedoscience
please stop these shipments
of death and pain
it is time to become humane

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



14 Comments leave one →
  1. Ruth Stefano permalink
    February 2, 2012 1:39 am

    SHAME ON YOU!!!

    Like

  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    February 2, 2012 4:09 am

    to whom we hope this does concern
    who will read this words, take
    some time and learn
    the primates you fly to labs
    in the USA
    are basically tortured and die
    in the most painful way
    if they survive the flight
    you know this is not right
    stand with us in defiance
    against this psuedoscience
    please stop these shipments
    of death and pain
    it is time to become humane

    Like

  3. Mena Viana permalink
    February 2, 2012 4:22 am

    letter send and action shared.
    thank you

    Like

  4. Susan Williams permalink
    February 2, 2012 7:07 am

    Vivisection needs to stop. Your airline needs to quit flyine primates to labs. Enough!

    Like

  5. February 2, 2012 7:49 am

    Thank you Mena !

    Like

  6. February 2, 2012 7:50 am

    Letter sent, I’m sharing wildly with a heavy heart
    Thank you Stacey xox

    Like

  7. Fabienne Hendriks permalink
    February 2, 2012 8:14 am

    TY Stacey for creating this sample letter.
    I started an event on FB using your letter.
    So we are on it as well.

    xxx

    Like

    • February 2, 2012 1:00 pm

      Thank you, Fabienne! I didn’t actually write this letter, I got it from the Facebook event, but thank you so much for sharing! ❤

      Like

  8. February 2, 2012 12:51 pm

    Barbarians!! Have you no shame??

    Like

    • February 2, 2012 1:00 pm

      I suspect they really have no shame. How else could the continue to participate in such horror? Thanks, Sissy. xox

      Like

  9. February 5, 2012 11:22 pm

    I;M Sharing, useing animals for exsperiments has got to stop, They have feelings being poke and prodded with god knows what, how would y feel if that was y.

    Like

  10. February 5, 2012 11:29 pm

    Y People are sick, theres gotta be other ways to do these experiments without using animals. the texnology we have today theres gotta be something else they could do. SAVE THE ANIMALS

    Like

  11. Ben permalink
    February 12, 2012 10:04 am

    done!
    but I received automatic answer in portuguese, don’t know what it means…

    Like

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