Air France is one of the last remaining commercial airlines that transports animals to their death in labs (Delta is the only other co-conspirator, they don’t ship any themselves, but they are tied directly to Air France and have the power to make Air France stop this practice.) Animals are taken from the wild, laundered through breeding/quarantine facilities in South Asia/Europe, and shipped to labs in the western world as cargo. Primates don’t breed well in captivity so they need a fresh supply of wild ones to shore up numbers in breeding facilities. They favour females and pregnant animals as well as babies in the wild as these will be the most profitable/useful in breeding facilities. This has a massive detrimental impact on the communities of wild primates both by removing females for breeding, but also by breaking up complex social groups, families, and disrupting social order.
The animals caught wild are shipped by Air France to facilities like Covance http://thebunnyalliance.tumblr.com/post/92500863180/our-visit-to-the-covance-primate-quarantine-facility and from there they will go on to be used in invasive and often lethal tests.
For more information/to see inside the world of vivisection at all it’s various levels, check out Maximum Tolerated Dose which is available to download.
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"We got out of the car to stand closer to the fence and look at the cages, barren and so far away from the forests from which the monkeys were kidnapped and torn away from their families. We heard a monkey scream, and I felt the cry reach inside me and tear me apart in a way that still makes me feel numb in knowing that I can’t even begin to imagine the terror that the monkeys experience—and in knowing that the terror has just begun for them.”
"You plagiarized a sentence in an essay? Expelled & we’ll make it hard for you to enroll into another school ever again."
"You raped and assaulted a student on campus? You can come back to school."
fuck the education system
I will never NOT reblog this.
"A terrorist is called that only because he does not have the power of the State behind him – indeed, he has no State, which is why he is a terrorist. The State, at bottom, and when the chips are down, rules by means of a terror made legal."- James Baldwin on Palestine. (via vul-va)