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EGYPTAIR: Stop Shipping Monkeys to Their Deaths!

Update (30 August 2023):
EGYPTAIR has apparently gone back on its word and resumed shipping monkeys to their deaths in laboratories, after it promised to end this cruel practice in August 2022.

The airline pledged to protect primates after receiving over 100,000 e-mails from PETA entities worldwide. However, PETA US has discovered that the airline apparently since shipped approximately 500 long-tailed macaques from the island nation of Mauritius to John F Kennedy International Airport in New York. The animals were bound for torment in laboratories, even though the International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed long-tailed macaques as an endangered species. Moreover, they were reportedly shipped from a monkey-breeding company that has been in the midst of an outbreak of tuberculosis, a highly infectious disease that can and has been transmitted from monkeys to humans.

This shipment is a blatant violation of EGYPTAIR’s pledge last year announcing that in view of its support of “the vision and mission” of animal protection organisations, it would no longer transport monkeys to laboratories. Please take action to ensure the airline keeps its promise.

Original text:
Since March 2022, EGYPTAIR has shipped more than 5,000 macaques to their deaths in US laboratories. Urge it to follow the example of other airlines and stop transporting monkeys for experiments.

Every year, tens of thousands of monkeys are sent to the US to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments that consistently fail to lead to meaningful scientific advances.

These highly social and sensitive individuals are either captured in nature or bred in captivity on squalid factory farms, where many die from injury and disease even before they’re crammed into small wooden crates and confined to the dark, terrifying cargo holds of planes for more than 30 hours.

Thanks to the efforts of PETA entities, other animal protection organisations, and caring people around the globe, nearly every major airline in the world has stopped transporting monkeys to laboratories. Let’s use our collective voices again to urge EGYPTAIR to join them!

Take Action Now

Please send polite e-mails to EGYPTAIR staff below, asking them not to transport monkeys to laboratories:

Ahmed Shaheen
[email protected]

EGYPTAIR Cargo Manager
John F Kennedy International Airport
[email protected]

Then, use the form below to make a similar request of other EGYPTAIR staff.

You’re welcome to use our template letter, but putting your subject line and message into your own words will help draw attention to your e-mail. Make sure you keep it polite.


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