Primates in Research
Each year more than 10,000 nonhuman primates, some captured from the wild and some bred in captivity, are imported into the U.S. for laboratory research on passenger and cargo airlines. Animals shipped long distances as cargo suffer from cramped conditions, inadequate ventilation, and extreme temperature fluctuations. Suffering and death can result.
To help bring an end this abuse we are urging U.S. and international airlines to place an embargo on transporting nonhuman primates, except for transfers in the animals' best interest such as between zoological facilities and sanctuaries.