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Jet Airways Won’t Ship Animals to Labs

Written by PETA

Posted 11-04-2012, 05:50 PM | 66 Comments

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 experiments”.

“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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  • Soubigou

    i wont fly anymore with your india airline,me and people who work with me,if u bring animals to be KILL

  • Priya

    PL LET THE INNOCENT ANIMALS LIVE IN PEACE. WE CANNOT BE SO SELFISH AND RUTHLESS. GOD HAS MADE US HUMAN BEINGS TO HELP THE INNOCENT AND DEPENDENT LIVES NOT TO SLAUGHTER THEM AND RELISH THEIR MEAT AND USE THEIR PRODUCTS. PL BE GOD FEARING.

  • Sara

    Air India you have to stop this … Don’t be cruel …

  • Dora Hardegger

    Please stop transporting animals for experimentation now and for ever!

  • PRACHETA DAS

    CRUEL EXPERIMENTS on ANIMALS must be Stopped in all CIVILIZED Countries. We should be heading towards COMPASSIONATE SCIENCE ~

  • Manjari

    This is ridiculous.. Consider the lives of poor animals and stop continuing this evil deeds..

  • Rahul Kothari

    Life isn’t about remaining like a parasite and sucking mother nature’s blood but its about reflecting about the very existence which endows us to question about it. Hearing about these incidences makes me a bit more sick and motivated to think about these kind of questions even more carefully. I urge the chairman of Air India also to ponder over what I have just written.
    If he can’t (in both senses) then I would just request him to please stop this “inhumane” job.

  • Patti Brower

    To continue donig this for monetary reasons make you evil, shame on you!!!

  • AnimalLover66

    Air India, have you no heart? These animals feel the same pain as we do.
    I will never use Air India as my dransportation, and i will tell my friends not to either!
    You are doing something that is very very wrong and you should be more than just a little ashamed.

  • Corinne Karbhari

    Please stop contributing to animal cruelty. Leave these poor innocent animals alone.

  • Béatrice SILVESTRE

    Please stop transporting animals for experiments. It’s cruel and inhumain.

  • Diana

    very sad indeed no respect for life: (

  • Rosario Cosimo

    Many compliments, Jet Airwais

  • Phyl

    STOP THE BRUTALITY! Stop the shipment of any animal to any place that will use them for brutal experiments & testing. STOP THE CRUELTY. STOP THE ABUSE OF ANIMALS.

  • Liaudat

    How disgusting Air India. You have given me reason to never use your service. Even more disgusting to go back on your word. Shame on you and your execs animals suffer for your profit. I would have expected far more from Indians …sis

  • Sally Saul

    I will never use Air India, dont like liars and dont like humans who support animal cruelty

  • Marni Montanez

    To carry living beings that are being sent to laboratories is to support animal cruelty and to be a part of their torment and eventual painful and inhumane death. Please make your air india an airline that promotes compassion and the right thing to do by refusing to ship animals to their torture and death.

  • Lorna Grundy

    Do you really think by contributing to the suffering of these poor animals you are gaining friends. You are encouraging decent people to fly with other air lines and to boycott yourselves. I say well done to well done to JET AIRWAYS in refusing to transport animals for experiments.

  • Kelvin Thomas

    Very disappointed in Air India…after promising not to transport live animals destined to be tortured to death; they change their mind

  • CONNY LUYTEN

    Air India, will you please stop transporting animals to experiment on? Please, think of the poor sools!

  • Lisbet Hofman Stahrenberg

    Great job! Thank you for not shipping animals to labs!

  • Michelle

    Air India try and make some good publicity for your country, stop transporting animals full stop.
    Thank you for taking the time to read our comments.

  • Irena Franchi

    I deeply regret that Air India recently reneged on its promise to stop shipping animals to laboratories for use in inhumane, unnecessary experiments. This decision will cause countless animals to suffer and die. Animals in laboratories, including dogs, mice, rats, primates, rabbits and others, are burned, blinded, cut open, starved, drugged and killed. In one experiment, for example, beagles’ legs were cut open so that transmitters could be inserted into them, tubes were forced into their penises, and they were repeatedly injected with experimental drugs. Please, I urge Air India not to support such cruelty. India’s second-largest airline, Jet Airways, refuses to ship any animal to laboratories. Many other air carriers, including Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, Qantas, EVA Air, FedEx, UPS and DHL, do not transport animals to laboratories. I’ll be choosing another carrier unless this company keeps its promise and stops transporting animals to laboratories.

  • Emilia Boccagan

    Air India please stop transporting animals for experiments…

  • Irena Franchi

    Animals in laboratories, including dogs, mice, rats, primates, rabbits and others, are burned, blinded, cut open, starved, drugged and killed. In one experiment, for example, beagles’ legs were cut open so that transmitters could be inserted into them, tubes were forced into their penises, and they were repeatedly injected with experimental drugs. Please, I urge Air India not to support such cruelty. India’s second-largest airline, Jet Airways, refuses to ship any animal to laboratories. Many other air carriers, including Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, Qantas, EVA Air, FedEx, UPS and DHL, do not transport animals to laboratories. I’ll be choosing another carrier unless this company keeps its promise and stops transporting animals to laboratories.

  • CBISSELL

    My company spends $90000 a year on air travel for its employeesn with you we shall not spend another dollar with you if you transport animals to a life of hell, shame on you you are a disgusting company.

  • Sarah Weinstein

    STOP NOW!

  • Maxine O'Connell

    Dear Mr. Rohit Nandan, Chair. I most impore you to stop this terrible practice. How would any of us like to be treated like these poor creatures. It just needs to stop. Thank you.

  • MARIA SONIA ESTRADA SOLERO

    STOP A LA INVESTIGACION CON ANIMALES

  • Claudia-Susann Berg

    God is in our animals and God is in you and me, Give them respect and Gods love, as you want to get. Do not kill them or anything. They have a heart as you, feel pain as you, feel joy as you – they are our sisters and brothers – do not forget it for ever and help them. They need us, they need you and me. I give my voice of each of them, I love them ALL !!!

  • Edry Romano

    Please stop transporting animals for experiments!!! This is so cruel!!

  • Patricia Mraffko

    What´s the point of using animals for lab testing if they do not have the same metabolism / reactions of humans?
    In the end, labs will hire people to perform tests, and even, relaese products to the market knowing they are dangerous. So, again: What´s the point of torturing animals in the name of a so called Science development?

  • Maria Jesus Lasso

    Este comercio de crueldad tiene que acabar.

  • Fernanda

    Please, stop transporting animals for experimentation

  • Mark

    Air India, please cease this horrendous activity

  • Kanishka

    Air India if you couldnt provide safety to animals then dnt dare to become cruel persons for animals. Stop this cruelty

  • Márcia Rezende Paiva

    Please stop transporting animals for experimentation.

  • Neusa

    Please ,stop transporting animals for experimentation.

  • Barbara Smith

    Please stop experimenting on animals it is not needed any more please stop

  • Nasheena

    How disgusting Air India. You have given me reason to never use your service. Even more disgusting to go back on your word. Shame on you and your execs animals suffer for your profit. I would have expected far more from Indians …sis

  • Silvana

    dont flight with airlines that dont care about life!! because animals are life!!!

  • Xenia Saraby

    Hört endlich auf mit den Tierversuchen!!! Das muss nicht sein! Nehmt euch doch selbst,anstatt sich bei den hilflosen Tieren auszulassen!!! :(

  • Vicki Hood

    Air India, You really are evil when you contribute to the pain and suffering of animals by shipping to experimentation. Animals have the same feelings as you and i. When you destine them to cut, burn and poison in labs it is the same as if your child were feeling the pain. You are evil and sick in the head.

  • Vivek Phadnis

    Good show by Jet Airways. I will try to fly on Jet as much as possible.

  • Muriel Servaege

    Thank you. This is great news. Good job!

  • Priyanka Patel

    Air India,,,,please stop transporting animals for experiments…

  • Bethania Valenzuela

    Please stop transporting animals for experimentation.

  • Sukhmani

    Please Air India Stop transporting animals to laboratories for experimentation..
    Delhi Beg in front of you

  • RUTURAJ

    It`s a good initiative by jet airways and also they have set an example for others to follow!

  • Yashpal

    stop this cruel act Air India.

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