Written by PETA
Jet Airways, India's second-largest airline, has
assured PETA India in writing that it does not and will not transport animals to
laboratories for use in experiments. In a reply to PETA's letter inquiring
about Jet Airways' policy regarding shipments of animals to laboratories,
Mohammad Ali El Ariss, the airlines' vice president of cargo, stated, "We
would like to inform you, we refuse to carry live animals for laboratory
"Jet Airways is now among the enlightened
airlines that refuse to transport dogs, cats, primates and other animals to
laboratories, where they would suffer and die", says PETA India Science
Policy Adviser Dr Chaitanya Koduri. "Jet Airways has set an example for
the dwindling number of airlines – including Air India – that still profit from
animal suffering to follow."
Numerous major airlines have full or partial policies
against transporting animals for experimentation. Just among the International
Air Transportation Association's list of the world's 10 largest cargo carriers,
FedEx, UPS, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines and EVA Air prohibit any shipments
of animals for experiments; Emirates, Singapore Airlines and China Airlines won't
ship primates to laboratories; and Lufthansa has banned shipments of cats, dogs
and primates destined for laboratories. One of the exceptions is Air
India, which, despite repeated assurances to PETA that it would not transport
animals for use in experiments, has backtracked on its pledge and continues to
profit from the cruel trade of shipping animals to laboratories.
Please join us in urging
Air India to stop transporting animals to laboratories for experimentation. Take action now!
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