Sparked by her arrival in New Zealand, a major destination for China Southern Airlines, and upset that the airline is one of two remaining major airlines that still ship primates to laboratories, where they are caged, cut into, poisoned and killed, Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson has written on PETA Asia-Pacific’s behalf to the president and CEO of China Southern Airlines via its New Zealand office to urge him to use his influence to help end this cruel practice.

“You may not be aware that after being torn from the wild or rounded up at dreadful breeding farms, the monkeys you ship from China to laboratories in the U.S. and elsewhere end up imprisoned in tiny, desolate laboratory cages, where they are cut open, addicted to drugs, infected with debilitating diseases, intentionally poisoned, and crippled in cruel experiments”, Anderson writes. “I … urge you to have a heart for animals this Valentine’s Day and stop shipping monkeys to their deaths in laboratories.”

She also makes a promise: until China Southern stops shipping primates to laboratories, she says, “as a frequent traveler, I will avoid flying your airline and am also encouraging my friends, family members, and fans to do the same”.

Many of the largest and best-known carriers in the world – including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Philippine Airlines, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air, United Airlines and American Airlines – now refuse to ship primates to laboratories.

Source: PETA Asia-Pacific

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