Smash Air France-KLM!
The National Anti-Vivisection Alliance (NAVA) have announced and launched an international campaign to stop Air France-KLM transporting primates for use in vivisection.
Recent information has shed light that Air France-KLM are the only exporter from Mauritius following the island's flagship carrier, Air Mauritius, stopping due to a similar campaign.
Each year 10,000 primates are exported from Mauritius to laboratories in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Spain and a number of other EU countries. The infamous trade in monkeys on the island has been exposed a number of times, with the most recent investigation revealing workers breaking animals' limbs, dragging them by their tails, openly taunting them and more sickening acts whilst ripping them from the wild for use in breeding farms.
In the past six months, NAVA and affiliated activists have disrupted the primate trade across the world, stopping six airlines transport animals for experimental laboratories. Air France-KLM is currently weak, with shareprices down, workers striking in their key subsidiaries and record losses in their millions. The French government have also reduced their stakehold by over half.
NAVA Spokesperson, Adam Finley, stated "Air France-KLM will not be an easy battle to win, but win we shall. The airline is currently suffering from financial issues and now they have activists to deal with."
"Cruelty has been documented towards the primates in Mauritius and many are ripped from their families and the jungles. When we stop Air France-KLM, we break the spine of the primate trade and stop the Mauritian expansion in this archaic industry."
Air France-KLM campaign website
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