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Pressure on airlines to start transporting primates again as industry has problems finding airlines willing to fly monkeys destined for research.

In the past few months, four key international carriers have stopped the transport of primates for research – Air Canada, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and Continental Airlines. This is having a major impact on the international trade in primates. In particular, laboratories in the USA and Canada are trying hard to secure new airlines willing to become involved in this cruel business or persuade others to lift their embargo.

On 1st March, China Eastern Airlines announced a suspension to the transportation of primates for research purposes. Until then, China Eastern had been one of the main airlines transporting primates from China for research purposes to the USA.

According to a tip-off received by the BUAV, Hainan Airlines has been asked to transport primates from…

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