This is sad.
PETA is demanding that China Southern Airlines refuse service to a few particular clients: 80 monkeys.
The animal rights group was tipped off that very large shipment of macaques from China were being sent to U.S. laboratories.
According to PETA:
"These highly intelligent and sensitive animals will be crammed into 32 wooden crates and placed in the cargo hold of a China Southern Airlines passenger plane destined to arrive in Los Angeles on August 15. Upon arrival in the U.S., the primates will endure a 1,500-mile trip in the back of a truck.
They will then be quarantined at the Alice, Texas, facility of Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), a company whose Washington-state facility was recently cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for isolating more than 4,000 monkeys in cages, in violation of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)."
The labs don't have a very good history with animals. SNBL was recently fined $31,000 for after a whistleblower revealed that a monkey was BIOLD TO DEATH when her cage was put into a high-temperature cage-washing machine while she was still in it!!
That's horrible! Good luck PETA!
HERE is more info on the fight against animal testing.
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