EGYPTAIR to Face Uproar at JFK Terminal Over Dangerous Monkey Imports


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January 2, 2024

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Queens, N.Y. – On Wednesday, a troop of PETA supporters will trigger a ruckus outdoors the EGYPTAIR departure terminal at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Worldwide Airport over the airline’s ongoing importation of tons of of endangered long-tailed macaques to be used within the animal experimentation trade regardless of the corporate’s earlier ban on the follow and considerations in regards to the unfold of illnesses which can be transmissible to people, together with tuberculosis (TB).

When:    Wednesday, January 3, 10 a.m.

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

Credit score: PETA

“Cramming tons of of terrified monkeys into cargo holds to be shipped all over the world for experiments does nothing to advance human well being and will increase the chance of importing illnesses transmissible to people,” says PETA primate scientist Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel. “PETA is looking on EGYPTAIR to uphold its pledge to get out of the merciless and lethal endangered monkey commerce.”

Monkeys imported for experimentation are captured in nature or bred on squalid farms, and people who survive sickness and harm are packed into small wood crates and locked inside EGYPTAIR’s darkish cargo holds on the primary a part of their days-long journey to their closing vacation spot—laboratories, the place they’ll be poisoned, mutilated, and killed. The trade additionally poses a hazard to the general public: A number of shipments of monkeys contaminated with TB have been imported to North American labs, and monkeys from Cambodia have arrived contaminated with a bacterium so lethal that the U.S. classifies it as a bioterrorism agent.

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