Petra spent the final moments of her life in a cold, cramped steel cage at the University of California-San Francisco after enduring invasive brain surgeries. She rapidly lost weight and circled endlessly in her cage until experimenters finally killed her.
The heartbreaking story of many monkeys like Petra begins in the wild, when they're torn away from their families and shipped overseas in a tiny box in the cargo hold of an airplane. During the long journey to the laboratory, the dark "room" sways and bucks from turbulence. No one comforts them when their ears pop or they're miserable with motion sickness. They are hungry, thirsty, and terrified.
Laboratories rely on airlines such as Air France to feed them a seemingly endless supply of primates to jab, inject, electrocute, and murder. If we can cut off the supply, we could stop cruel and deadly experiments on monkeys.
This same story happens over and over again on airplanes crisscrossing the sky every day—maybe even on the next flight that you take. Profit-hungry airlines such as Air France will do anything for a buck—even if that means ignoring the screaming monkeys being loaded onto their planes.
Change is possible. Almost every major airline in the world already refuses to transport primates to laboratories, and some won't transport any animals to laboratories. That's because PETA activists like you took on these companies—and they listened.
United Airlines, Air Canada, and Philippine Airlines are just a few of the companies that have recently banned the transport of primates to laboratories—and they all cited extensive pressure from PETA or our affiliates as the driving force behind their decisions. In fact, thanks to the work of PETA, not a single airline based in North America will deliver monkeys to laboratories, saving hundreds of lives.
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