Air France to continue transporting lab monkeys

Two members of PETA in a cage demonstrate against Air France to denounce the transport of primates to laboratories, on May 21, 2015 in ParisAir France will continue to transport live monkeys for laboratory testing, the airline's CEO Alexandre de Juniac said at an Air-France-KLM shareholders' meeting held as animal rights activists protested nearby. At the protest some of the around 30 activists donned monkey costumes and locked themselves up in a cage. Challenged on the issue by a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Juniac said his company has sought advice from experts who believe "experimenting on primates with a similar genetic ancestry to human beings is indispensable" to research.

May 21, 2015 10:57 pm

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