Target: Joe Hete, CEO of ABX Air Joe
Goal: Ban the shipment of monkeys destined for cruel scientific experiments
Each year, more than 10,000 primates are shipped internationally for the sole purpose of being imprisoned and tortured in laboratories across the United States. The kidnapped monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and loaded into the dark cargo holds of aircrafts where they spend several traumatizing hours in flight. Once the plane lands, the monkeys are transported to laboratories where they will be force-fed chemicals, infected with deadly diseases, and subjected to horrifying and invasive surgeries.
Thankfully, after successful campaigns by various animal rights organizations, many airline companies have banned the transportation of primates to be used for experimentation, including Air China, American Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Airlines, Philippine Airlines and United Airlines. Unfortunately, charter airline company ABX Air has recently transported thousands of monkeys from China to the U.S. for scientific experimentations at the Charles River Laboratories, an animal testing lab that has been known to violate animal welfare laws.
By signing this petition, you will be asking ABX Air to follow in the footsteps of other humane airlines and ban the transportation of primates for scientific experimentation. Help save the lives of animals that are destined for cruel experimentation by urging ABX Air to refuse to participate in this violent industry by prohibiting the shipment of primates to laboratories.
Dear Mr. Hete,
I was shocked to learn that ABX Air has been transporting thousands of primates from overseas to be imprisoned and tormented at laboratories across the United States. After spending hours trapped in small crates within the plane’s cargo hold, these monkeys become the victims of cruel, inhumane scientific experiments where they are force-fed chemicals, infected with deadly diseases, and subjected to horrifying and invasive surgeries.
Many of the animals shipped by ABX Air have been kidnapped from their natural homes in Chinese forests while some are bred in captivity on cramped, squalid monkey factory farms for the sole purpose of being sold and transported to laboratories where they are tortured in the name of science. Nearly every major airline company has banned the transportation of primates to be used for experimentation, including American Airlines, Air China, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines, taking a stand to save these intelligent creatures from unnecessary pain and suffering.
Primates are incredibly bright, sensitive, and social creatures that do not deserve to be treated like mere cargo or laboratory equipment. I urge ABX Air to follow in the footsteps of other major airlines and refuse to contribute to this violent industry by banning the transportation of monkeys destined for laboratories.
[Your Name Here]
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