Hainan Airlines resumes primate transports!
Following the recent victory over China Eastern, the vital link between China and North America was severed and the vivisectors were left with no way to transport primates from the breeding farms in China to the labs in North America. The BUAV are now reporting that they have received a tip-off that Hainan Airlines have been requested to resume transports, (Hainan Airlines originally announced their primate transport ban in February 2012 after a short campaign), and that they are actively considering it as long as the transports are kept secret.
“Hainan Airlines has been asked to transport primates from China to Toronto in Canada and Seattle in the USA for research purposes. In February 2012, following a BUAV campaign, Hainan Airlines announced that it would no longer be involved in the transportation of primates for the research industry. However, we understand that Hainan Airlines is now reconsidering its position but is concerned about bad publicity and has requested that any future involvement remains confidential. We have also been told that China Southern Airlines has been approached regarding its position on transporting primates to the USA. Last year, the airline announced it would suspend transporting primates to Los Angeles Airport.” — Source: http://www.buav.org/article/1213/urge-hainan-airlines-not-to-start-monkey-shipments
We cannot and will not accept Hainan Airlines resuming the transport of these innocent creatures and we are angered that they would go back on their word after giving it in good faith. We demand that Hainan Airlines immediately cease the transportation of primates and we call upon all of our supporters to engage in immediate protest activity against them until they re-implement their primate transportation ban and confirm they will never consider resuming primate shipments in future!