- Target: Calin Rovinescu, CEO, Air Canada
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Most airline travelers don't imagine lab monkeys squished in cages against their luggage in airplane cargo holds, subjected to cold, stopovers, and long delays.
Air Canada, however, regularly transports monkeys in the cargo holds of their planes. In January of this year, for example, 48 monkeys traveled from China to Toronto. In addition to the changing temperatures and cramped spaces of the hold, they remained in their crates for more than 15 hours of Canada winter on the tarmac.
Monkeys are intelligent animals who deserve compassion, not neglect. Although many other airlines refuse to carry animals destined for experimentation, Air Canada does not maintain this policy and continues to transport these monkeys.
Sign this petition to pressure Air Canada to refuse to carry all animals destined for experimentation
I signed the petition.
Signed, of course, Joanna.
You know I share your anger and loathing of how these animals are treated - but I tell you what troubles me also - if the big airlines are inept, and do not treat animals in the way that they are supposed to - if, and when, we get ALL the big names to refuse to transport, unless the whole network of this cruel trade stops, what kind of suffering will these poor little guys endure, when it falls to the criminal, the dodgy, the third-rate transporters ? because there is always someone somewhere for a price ?
We HAVE to work to stop this trade from the top - with people like Lynne Featherstone made to answer how she rubber stamps all that has gone before. . . . even though se claimed to care - before she got a Home Office job ? probably why they gave it to her - think of the votes she has lost by not staying true to her prior views - or were they just vote catching lines she spouted. . . . .
NAVA Congratulates Air Transat on Policy
Air Transat is not only Canada's largest charter airline, serving over sixty destinations in twenty-five countries including the UK's Heathrow, but an airline with a conscience.
The company has today announced to NAVA that there will be no animals being transported for laboratories onboard any of their flights.
In a letter to NAVA today, Senior Director and General Manager of Air Transat's Cargo Division, Paul Nugent, declared: “Please be assured that Air Transat does NOT transport animals for research purposes and this directive is part of our operating procedure”.
He finished: “We pride ourselves as an airline that has a social responsibility and take it seriously.”
NAVA applaud Air Transat on their company policy and congratulate them for making such a stance on behalf of the thousands of animals transported around the globe for laboratories each year.
Already done,thanks Joanna!
That's a little good news...
signed, thank you.