Saturday, September 1, 2012

Air India Stops Support to Labs

Posted by- Neelam Mathews

Sept 1, 2012

Air India has confirmed it has stopped transporting animals to laboratories, where they are cruelly confined, painfully experimented on and eventually killed. In an e-mail to People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Air India confirmed that a circular was sent to all stations in its network instructing them not to accept animals being transported for experimental purposes and that the situation will be closely monitored.

Air India joins a growing list of airlines – including British Airways, Aer Lingus, Cargolux, Qantas and Cathay Pacific – that refuse to ship animals of any species to laboratories. Just recently, following a vigorous campaign by PETA US, Air China banned the transport of primates destined for laboratories. Previously, the airline shipped monkeys from China.

PETA is now contacting all other Indian carriers and urging them to make the same humane commitment.

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