United Airlines

has announced it will no longer transport primates for use in experiments anywhere in the world.

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/animals/restrictions.aspx#primates.

Primate acceptance policy:

  • United Cargo® ships non-human primates to, from and between zoos and sanctuaries within the 50 United States and Puerto Rico. These primates must have a valid health certificate dated within 10 days of travel.
  • We do not book, accept or transport primates to or from medical research facilities.
  • Primates are not accepted if they are intended for the pet industry. We also do not ship pet primates for individuals.
  • Primate shipments are not accepted if the shipment has an international origin or international destination, unless the primates are service animals.

United was the last North America based commercial airline to do the right thing.

The four major international airlines still willing to transport primates to labs, include:

Air France

China Eastern Airlines

Philippine Airlines

Vietnam Airlines.

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