March 21, 2012

Airlines Give in to PETA, Science Threatened

Meredith Wadman, Nature News


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Each year, thousands of macaques and other monkeys are flown into Europe and North America to supply academic and industrial research labs — more than 18,000 to the United States in 2011 alone. But in a campaign that could affect scientists across the West, the few major air carriers that still transport non-human primates are coming under unprecedented pressure to halt the practice.

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TAGGED: Monkey, Primates, PETA, Airplane

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