Heathrow Protest: PETA Is Urging EGYPTAIR to Ban Monkey Shipments
PETA UK supporters, alongside a lifelike mutilated “monkey”, descended on the EGYPTAIR terminal at Heathrow Airport today with an important message: “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly: EGYPTAIR, Ban Monkey Shipments!”
The action follows the launch of a campaign by international PETA entities calling on EYPTAIR to follow the example of other airlines and stop transporting monkeys to laboratories.
The monkeys who survive the gruelling, days-long journeys in cargo holds and lorries end up being mutilated and killed in US laboratories.
Shipping primates for experimentation poses a grave, potentially fatal public health risk and causes the animals immense suffering. These highly social and sensitive individuals are either captured in nature or bred in captivity on squalid factory farms, where many die from injury and disease even before they’re crammed into small wooden crates and confined to the dark, terrifying cargo holds of planes for more than 30 hours.
In laboratories, primates may be mutilated, poisoned, deprived of food and water, forcibly immobilised in restraint devices, infected with painful and deadly diseases, psychologically tormented, and killed.
Nearly every major airline in the world has stopped transporting monkeys to laboratories, yet in just three months, EGYPTAIR has reportedly carried more than 4,000 of them.
Monkeys Need Your Help
Thanks to the efforts of PETA entities, other animal protection organisations, and caring people around the globe, nearly every major airline in the world has stopped transporting monkeys to laboratories.
Let’s use our collective voices again to urge EGYPTAIR to join them: