Stop Transporting Terrified Primates to Laboratories on Airplanes

Target: Vietnam Airlines CEO Duong Tri Tranh

Goal: Stop transporting primates as cargo to laboratories for testing.

In recent years, many airlines have banned the transportation of primates to laboratories for use in experiments. After pressure from international organizations against animal cruelty, Vietnam Airlines publicly stated that it would no longer continue to transport primates to laboratories. However, in 2016, it was discovered that Vietnam Airlines broke its promise and continues to fly primates to several countries for testing, including Russia, the UK, and Japan.

Primates are treated like cargo on airplanes, where they are shoved into small wooden boxes, terrified and alone. After they are transported to their destinations, they are used in laboratories where scientists conduct experiments on them. Animals used for experimentation are often tortured and neglected, and die far sooner than their average life expectancies.

Most airlines have already banned this cruel practice due to the toll it takes on the primates and pressure from international animal rights organizations. By upholding its ban on the transportation of primates for use in experimentation, Vietnam Airlines could effectively do its part to end animal testing. This measure would promote more humane and effective methods of cosmetic and medical testing.

Primates, humans’ closest ancestors, should not have to undergo this terrifying method of transport before facing more abuse at the hands of researchers. By signing this petition, you will help urge Vietnam Airlines CEO Duong Tri Tranh to uphold his company’s promise to refuse to transport primates to laboratories for experimentation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear CEO Duong Tri Tranh,

In 2013, your company promised to stop transporting primates to laboratories for experimentation. Last year, it became clear that Vietnam Airlines was still participating in this cruel practice. The primates on your planes must face terrifying conditions, as they are held in small wooden boxes and treated like cargo instead of living beings.

The horrors these animals face do not end upon landing—they are then sent to laboratories to be used for experimentation. Animals used for experimentation face deplorable conditions where they are effectively tortured and eventually killed. Your company could not only end the transport of these primates, but could join in international efforts to end animal testing altogether.

I urge you to uphold the promise your company made in 2013 to ban the transport of primates for laboratories. Many other airlines have already adopted this policy due to the inhumane conditions the animals face both during transport and in laboratories worldwide. Please do your part to stop promoting cruelty, and stop prioritizing profits over animal lives.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Vera Reis

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10 Comments

  1. As long as humans walk the earth, I’ll believe in MONSTERS. Only humans are so cruel to other animals and each other. How on earth can a human being do something so cruel to another living, breathing creature?

    How about STOP TRANSPORTING PRIMATES. PERIOD.

  2. I despise Vietnam, Korea and the filth that tortures these animals! I pray God throws them in the deepest pits of hell.

  3. Anne Moeller says:

    We must stop all testing on any animals and start protecting them and this and ALL airlines must stop transporting them to their torture and death!

  4. No, vietnam airlines! You promised to stop this- why have you broken your promise? More money? Will you do anything for money? Lie, break promises? Does it not matter to you what mindless cruelty you are supporting?These sentient creatures suffer terror with your airline, then the unspeakable horror of facing the fear and agony of the laboratories- then death. Does this lie easy with you? Other airlines have seen the horrors these creatures will face, why not you? Vietnam is already despised as an inhumane nation, it is easy to see why!

  5. Rosie Boyd Rosie Boyd says:

    Money, money, money …. that’s all people care about these days. The Asian countries are the worst. They’d sell their dead granny if they thought they could make a buck.
    Vietnam Airlines should be heavily fined for breaking their promise and have restrictions as to how often and where they can fly.
    No animal should be experimented on EVER! They are sentient beings and should be treated with the respect that they deserve.

  6. tera tukey says:

    YES IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY!!…how about offering up your selves/children for research…it will be a more likely positive result…VIETNAM AIRLINES/RUSSIAN AIRLINES/AIRLINES…DO NOT TRANSPORT THESE SENTIENT BEINGS TO LABS FOR RESEARCH…IT’S CRUEL AND ALL THESE ANIMALS SUFFER VERY MUCH….SAY NO TO ANY ANIMAL EXPERIMENT!!

  7. ENOUGH WITH JUST THESE PETITIONS. WE HAVE TO START PETITIONING THESE GOTDAMN JUDGE’S AND THEIR CAREERS !

  8. Well said everyone. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    CEO Duong Tri Tranh,
    Please educate yourself and watch some of the PETA: Humane Society, video clips of what was filmed in the USA with these very primates you allowed to transport to their heinous, cruel, terrifying, and ultimate deaths.
    You promised in 2013… What example does that type of example set for the younger generation?
    Please stop abusing animals by transporting them! You are far better than this! Thank you.

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