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No monkey business for American Airlines

July 14, 2011 – The BUAV is delighted to announce that major US airline American Airlines (AA) has joined its growing list of airlines that do not transport primates for the research industry.


July 14, 2011
By Melissa Damota

July 14, 2011 – The BUAV is delighted to announce that major US airline American Airlines (AA) has joined its growing list of airlines that do not transport primates for the research industry.

As a direct result of communication with the BUAV, AA carried out a complete review of its policy regarding the transportation of non-human primates. The clarified policy will take effect immediately:

NOTE: AA will NOT accept primates used for laboratory research, experimentation or exploitation purposes.

Michelle Thew, BUAV's Chief Executive, said: "We welcome the action taken by American Airlines to clarify its policy on this important issue. The shipment of monkeys for research is a subject that raises strong public concern. We urge travellers to check our list of airlines before booking their next flight. We call on all remaining airlines to end their involvement in this cruel trade."

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For more information visit: www.buav.org