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BUAV welcomes Hainan Airlines announcement to stop shipping monkeys for research

24/02/2012

The BUAV has welcomed an announcement by Hainan Airlines that it will no longer be involved in the transportation of primates for the research industry. This announcement comes following a BUAV call to Hainan Airlines which was supported by individuals and groups across the world. Our call came following a tip-off that a shipment of monkeys was due to be transported from China to a laboratory in Canada. A statement said: “So far, Hainan Airlines has decided to cancel the shipment of primates from China to Toronto that had been scheduled for February. Moreover, Hainan Airlines has decided to halt its engagement in such shipments.”  

Thank you to everyone who responded to our action alert. We are now pleased to place Hainan Airlines on our growing list of airlines which refuse to transport primates destined for the research industry. It now joins other major carriers including, British Airways, Delta Airlines, China Airlines, Eva Air, South African Airlines, Alitalia, United Airlines, American Airlines and Lufthansa.

Get more information on the BUAV Cargo Cruelty campaign and a list of those airlines that refuse to transport primates