Globally renowned primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall has fired off an e-mail on PETA's behalf to Alexandre de Juniac, chair and chief executive officer of Air France, urging him to end the company’s shipment of monkeys to laboratories, where they are caged, poisoned, crippled, and then killed.
Air France is the last major airline still participating in what the animal conservation specialist describes as a “cruel trade.” Dr. Goodall, who turned 80 this year, will be speaking in Paris May 14-18.
Goodall’s career in conservation spans decades and her work has led to her being regarded as the world’s leading authority on primate behavior. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace and Dame Commander of the British Empire for her environmental and humanitarian work.
Goodall isn’t the only celebrity speaking out against Air France’s cruelty to monkeys. Last month, Emmy Award–winning actor James Cromwell caged himself for a PETA demonstration in the Air France terminal of the Los Angeles International Airport.