Vietnam Airlines recommits to monkey ban

Cruelty Free International says that Vietnam Airlines has reaffirmed its ban on the transport of monkeys after the airline revealed last year breached its own embargo.
The carrier originally announced in 2013 that it would ban the shipment of monkeys for experimental purposes, but the pressure group revealed last year that it had sent four shipments of monkeys to laboratories in Russia.
However, the carrier has now confirmed that it had stopped the transport of all monkeys for any purpose, from 28 April, said Cruelty Free. It adds that many major airlines have ended their monkey shipments, including American Airlines, United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, South African Airways, Delta Airlines, Eva Air, Air Canada and China Airlines.
Cruelty Free’s director of special projects, Sarah Kite, said: “We commend Vietnam Airlines for reaffirming its embargo on not transporting monkeys for use in experiments. We are delighted the airline recognises the concerns that our supporters and the public have about the transport of monkeys for research. Vietnam Airlines joins many of the world’s flag carriers, once major transporters of monkeys to laboratories, in ending its involvement in this ugly business.”
The group points out that airlines play a key role in transporting monkeys from countries such as Vietnam, Mauritius, China and Cambodia – torn from their family groups, packed into small wooden crates and sent on extremely long journeys to research labs around the world. 

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest bellyhold airline news

American Airlines Cargo reduces its plastic waste

American Airlines Cargo reduced its plastic waste by more than 150,000 lbs, the equivalent of 8.6m water bottles, in 2023…

Read More

Share this story

Qatar Airways keeps on growing as it recovers capacity

Qatari flag-carrier Qatar Airways has posted some strong financial figures for the first half of this financial year as it…

Read More

Share this story

Finnair Cargo on the up in October

Finnair transported a total of 12,550.7 tonnes of cargo in October, up by 27.4 percent year on year (and by…

Read More

Share this story

Air Cargo News

Air Cargo News
Established in 1983, Air Cargo News is the leading source of news, information, interviews, analyses and reports to the global airfreight industry. Our leading portfolio includes print, digital and events that give businesses in the airfreight industry the ability to connect with decision-makers in this sector.