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Sample letter, petition to urge Philippine Airlines to stop transporting primates

June 10, 2013
by
Ashley Fruno for PETA

Ashley Fruno for PETA

BACKGROUND

Recently, Philippine Airlines flew 190 pig-tailed macaque monkeys, who were crammed into tiny crates, from Indonesia to the Los Angeles International Airport. Once there, the monkeys were transported thousands of kilometers in loud, dark, and terrifying cargo trucks to a laboratory where monkeys have been subjected to cruel and deadly experiments in which they are intentionally infected with diseases and have holes drilled into their skulls.

Philippine Airlines continues to ship monkeys to laboratories for use in experimentation, even though almost every other major airline has already stopped this cruel practice. Many of the monkeys who are transported on Philippine Airlines flights to laboratories are torn away from their families in the wild.

Fortunately, air passengers concerned about the treatment of animals have other options. Almost all major passenger and cargo airlines in the world—including Air China, Thai Airways, China Southern Airlines, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, and Cathay Pacific—now refuse to ship primates to laboratories.

Contact officials with Philippine Airlines, and tell them that you will refuse to book flights with their airline until they stop shipping primates to their deaths in laboratories.



PETITION

Please click HERE to sign



WHOM TO CONTACT

wecare@pal.com.ph



SAMPLE LETTER

I am extremely disturbed to learn the cruelty inflicted on primates as captured, imprisoned, and exported by Philippine 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.

Animals are sentient beings, capable of thought and emotion, including love and suffering. I plea with you to acknowledge this important condition that both humans and non-humans share. We must teach our children respect for, and empathy towards, animals, for our children are undeserving of this cruel legacy whereby animals are exploited and suffered for human greed and egotistical motive, which only fosters the dangerous premise of acceptable suffering against all animals, human and non-. Please consider my request, immediately cease causing harm to these inquisitive and intelligent animals by discontinuing your participation in the testing business. Many other international companies, including Air China, Thai Airways, China Southern Airlines, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, and Cathay Pacific have already made the decision to stop the transportation of animals for such unethical practices, and I hope you, too, make the similar decision.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this urgent appeal.

 NAME

we were once so happy and free,
and now we huddle with fear,
in captivity.
many of our friends were
taken, too.
but none come back.
will this happen to us,
too.
please do not participate
in sending us away.
we want to live
in the best possible
way.

signed,
all primates

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2013 11:19 am

    we were once so happy and free,
    and now we huddle with fear,
    in captivity.
    many of our friends were
    taken, too.
    but none come back.
    will this happen to us,
    too.
    please do not participate
    in sending us away.
    we want to live
    in the best possible
    way.

    signed,
    all primates

    Like

  2. June 11, 2013 9:53 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space.

    Like

  3. June 11, 2013 10:16 am

    Actions taken and shared. Thanks Karen.

    Like

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