Worse, the torture and abuse these little guys go through at the hands of handlers will shock you. In the video provided below, you see how the people supposedly trusted to take care of them, instead, inflict abuse, hit them, shove tubes down their noses and throats, pump them full of chemicals, and then shove them into tight tubes in which they cannot move, and are suffering. They are terrified. If you're a pet owner, imagine someone doing this to your dog or your cat. If you're not an animal person per se, imagine it's your child. Would you allow this to continue to happen or to happen at all?
Of course you wouldn't! So this is where you get the opportunity to do something.
Write Air France directly and tell them you will not support them, and that you demand they protect these animals by not supporting shipping them to labs. All shipping of live animals to labs must cease. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to video. Warning: Graphic torture of monkeys.
Share this video on Air France's Facebook Page. Leave a statement that asks them to please stop aiding in the torture of monkeys. https://www.facebook.com/airfrance.
Tweet this article on Air France's Twitter page or your own.
Don't fly Air France until they publicly announce they are ending all contracts to ship live animals to labs.
Share this article out with friends on your social media: Google +, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, etc.
Awareness is key. My very special thanks to PETA for bringing this to light. It killed something inside me to watch the video, but we can't just bury our heads in the sand, cover our ears, and ignore unpleasant problems. Doing so just allows these abusers to continue their torture, to keep capitalizing on it.
You may be asking why target the airline instead of the labs that order these monkeys? Simple. Air France is one of the very last airlines to still provide transport of live animals for lab testing. If you take away the transport, the business of selling the animals to labs hits a wall. While that wall is hit, then the labs can be targeted, and finally, that would put those who procure animals for sale to labs out of business. The way society sees animals testing must change before we can rid ourselves of those who would capture those animals or breed them for business. Kill the demand, then there is no market for the supply.
Please help by one of the suggested ways above. Save a monkey's life.