Success! Philippine Airlines Stops Shipping Primates to Labs

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Philippine Airlines will no longer transport primates to laboratories to be used in cruel and deadly experiments – a policy change that could save hundreds of monkeys each year from being trafficked for animal tests.

You made this happen.

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Thousands of supporters from PETA and our international affiliates sent messages to the airline explaining that cruelty doesn’t fly – and that they would not give the company their business as long as it was facilitating atrocious experiments on primates. Volunteers from PETA Asia-Pacific also took to the street in Manila to protest outside a ticketing office. In its Facebook post about the decision, Philippine Airlines explicitly mentions campaigns by animal rights activists as an influential factor – evidence that people power really does pay off!

This victory is likely to impact the primate-experimentation industry seriously, because Philippine Airlines is believed to be the only carrier that ships monkeys from Indonesia, which is home to a large primate-breeding facility. Every year, hundreds of monkeys are exported from there to other facilities around the world. With their usual air-transportation route now shut down, experimenters will have a much tougher time getting primate “subjects” off the island and into laboratories for their cruel tests.

With your help, we’ve seen airline after airline stop transporting monkeys to laboratories. Now only two major airlines are left: China Southern Airlines (which recently went back on its word) and Air France. It’s time to up the pressure and tell these companies to get with the times and stop profiting from the torture of animals:

>>> Contact Air France

>>> Contact China Southern Airlines



  • Maggie Cranfield commented on July 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Stop the madness!

  • Monica commented on July 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Stop this barbaric practice please…it’s atrocious

  • hoera hoera!! commented on July 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    well done P A
    Fantastic love from Holland

  • chander kumar soni commented on July 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    hip hip hurray.
    congrats, we won.

  • Waltraud Usahanun commented on July 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm


  • Dave and Rita Cross commented on July 31, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you so much for your compasionate decision to end the shipping of primates to cruel laboratories! This is one huge step to end the suffering of primates for good!

  • Anthony commented on August 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Fantastic news! Keep up the good work Peta. There can never be any justification for any form of animal cruelty or abuse.

    Greetings and God Bless from Wales!

  • Maria Angelica Barudi commented on August 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm


  • marinella commented on August 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    stop a questa barbaria

  • vicent martinez commented on August 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    All animals deserve a life free of cruelty.

  • Dan commented on August 9, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Its EVIL!!!!!

  • FERNANDA DE JESUS MALTA commented on August 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm


  • Cheryl commented on August 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Success at last. Thank You Philippine Airlines:)

  • henny matthieu commented on August 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Stop this barbaric practice please…it’s atrocious

  • Ber Kavanagh commented on August 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    well done Philippine airlines – now let us boycott the airlines who are still a part of this ‘cruelty’ – FLY ‘PHILIPPINE AIRLINES’ – BOYCOTT ‘CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES’ (which went back on it’s word) and ‘AIR FRANCE’. END THIS EVIL CRUELTY NOW PLEASE…

  • Anita James commented on August 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    “the greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated. ” Mahatma Gandhi

  • JUDY RODRIGUES commented on August 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    One step forward. :) Congratulations! God Bless you.

  • Debbie commented on January 29, 2014 at 8:52 am

    I think it’s bloody disgusting doing this to these poor animals! Stop your cruelty now!

  • Elizabeth Reeve commented on February 26, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I was shocked to read that Air France are shipping monkeys for laboratory experimentation. I will not be flying with Air France and will tell friends and family about this. Elizabeth Reeve

  • jaki hilton commented on February 26, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I couldn’t even read the full article. Air France are as guilty as the cruel people torturing these helpless animals. I feel sick after reading what they are going through and helpless, so I hope this honest plea helps Air France to do the right and humane action and stop this madness of delivering innocent animals to their death. We will not be using this airline in the meanwhile.

  • Sam riches commented on February 26, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Please stop this terrible cruelty. You would not want to experience this level of cruelty so why put these innocent animals through hell. Imagine if this was a member of your family? It really is disgusting. Please stop and think how frightened these animals. They have done nothing wrong.

  • Ann commented on March 26, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I will not fly with Air France and I will ask all my friends to do the same!

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