Action Alerts

Tell Airlines to Stop Shipping Monkeys to Be Tortured
Please be a voice for the monkeys who are suffering in the primate trade. Take a minute of your time now to urge airlines that still transport monkeys to U.S. laboratories to join their peers and adopt a formal policy against the transportation of nonhuman primates for use in experiments.

Almost every major airline in the world—including Delta Airlines, Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific and dozens of others—refuses to take any part in this violent industry and prohibits the transportation of primates to laboratories. However, an increasingly small group of airlines—including Air Canada, Air China, Air France, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines—continues to profit from animals’ misery by transporting monkeys destined for U.S. laboratories.

Sign an online petition:

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Every year, tens of thousands of nonhuman primates are transported from countries such as China, Mauritius, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia to the U.S. to be imprisoned in laboratories and tormented in experiments. Some are bred in captivity in cramped, squalid monkey factory farms, while others are stolen from their families in the wild.
The traumatized monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates and transported in the backs of trucks and the dark and terrifying cargo holds of planes, often on passenger flights just below unsuspecting customers.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly 23,000 nonhuman primates were brought into the U.S. in 2010—nearly all of them destined for laboratories. Nearly 3,000 monkeys were imported by animal testing conglomerate Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), where recent photos and video footage leaked by a whistleblower show sick, distraught monkeys suffering horribly from tests in which they were injected with experimental chemicals.

PLEASE CALL Princeton University TODAY to protest their abusive primate experimentation — 609-258-6100 — THESE EXPERIMENTS MUST END NOW!

Princeton University has violated the Animal Welfare Act in experiments that abuse primates: Click HERE to read USDA Violations, July 2011

These experiments deprive primates of water, confine them to restraint chairs, and bolt devices into their skulls: Click HERE to read research protocol.

A whistleblower from within Princeton has leaked photos [warning, graphic]: Click HERE to see whistleblower’s photos.

Click HERE to read whistleblower’s statement, revealing horrific abuses, September 2011

Shirley M. Tilghman
Office of the President
1 Nasau Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-6100
smt@Princeton.edu

Tell the University of Washington to End Use of Animals in Pediatrics Residency Program

Tell University of Washington president Michael Young to replace the use of ferrets and rabbits in the school of medicine’s pediatrics residency program with validated human-based training methods.  Please be polite and encouraging.

Contact:

Michael Young
President, University of Washington
301 Gerberding Hall
Box 351230
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone (206) 543-5010
email: pres@u.washington.edu

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Here are some talking points:
Please replace the use of animals in UW’s pediatrics residency program.
Anatomical and physiological differences between ferrets and rabbits and humans render this type of training inferior.
UW is part of a shrinking minority of pediatrics residencies (six percent) that still use live animals for training.
High-fidelity simulators such as Gaumard’s Premie HAL and PREMIE Blue accurately replicate the airway of a premature newborn and allow for data collection.
UW already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that can easily provide nonanimal training methods.

National Call-in for Chimp Protection Legislation
Please call your members of Congress during National Call-In Week and ask them to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S. 810/H.R. 1513), which will end painful experiments on chimpanzees.

Contact your U.S. Senators
http://www.senate.gov/

Contact your U.S. Representative
http://www.house.gov/

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
All you need to say is, “I’d like [senator/representative] to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S. 810/H.R. 1513). I think experimenting on chimpanzees is both unethical and a wasteful use of taxpayer money. This bill will prevent animal suffering, while saving us $300 million over 10 years.”
Join our fight to end the unethical and ineffective use of chimpanzees in experimentation. Your members of Congress need to know that you care about this issue.

For the Horses: Occupy Obama’s Phone Line
Call and email President Obama and leave a message about recent legislation he signed that opens the door to horse slaughter in the U.S. and say:

Is this the legacy you really want to leave?
Keep your promise!
Pass an Executive Order NOW.

White House:
phone (202) 456-1111
online contact form:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments