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EGYPTAIR to Face Uproar at Terminal Over Dangerous Monkey Cargo to JFK


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September 29, 2023

Kendall Davis 202-483-7382

Queens, N.Y. – PETA supporters will unfurl a “Cruelty Doesn’t Fly” banner in entrance of EGYPTAIR at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Worldwide Airport tomorrow following experiences that the airline is transport a whole bunch of endangered long-tailed macaques destined for laboratory experimentation regardless of the corporate’s earlier ban on the observe and considerations in regards to the unfold of tuberculosis (TB) and different ailments.

When:    September 30 at 4:30 p.m.

The place:    EGYPTAIR Departures, JFK Worldwide Airport (Terminal 1), Queens

The animals are reportedly being shipped from Mauritius, an island nation greater than 9,000 miles away, regardless of a present TB outbreak amongst monkeys there. PETA not too long ago uncovered paperwork displaying that monkeys of Mauritian origin wound up in a Michigan laboratory, the place they examined optimistic for TB, prompting a state investigation.

“EGYPTAIR is placing these monkeys by hell and risking public well being,” says PETA primate scientist Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel. “The airline wants to scrub its fingers of this soiled enterprise instantly.”­

Monkeys in Mauritius are sometimes kidnapped from forests or bred on squalid farms. Those that survive sickness and damage are packed into small crates and locked inside EGYPTAIR’s darkish cargo holds on the primary a part of their days-long journey earlier than they’re trucked to laboratories the place they’ll be poisoned, mutilated, and killed.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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