PETA seeks to stop transport of macaque monkeys from China to US
The organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called in Beijing on Saturday for a pending transport of 80 macaque monkeys to the United States to be halted, DPA reported
PETA appealed to China Southern Airlines not to carry the 80 monkeys contained in 32 cages to Alice in Texas, where they will be placed in quarantine before being despatched to laboratories for research.
PETA Vice President Kathy Guillermo said China Southern was effectively an accomplice in a bloody trade resulting in the abuse of the animals.
She noted that many major airlines, including American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, United, British Airways, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic and China Airlines refused to carry monkeys intended for the laboratory.