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Houston – Armed with info that Maleth Aero reportedly shipped 360 endangered long-tailed macaque monkeys this month from Cambodia to Houston, finally destined for a infamous Alice, Texas, monkey facility, PETA filed a grievance with the U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) calling for an pressing investigation. Maleth Aero, acquired by AELF FlightService in 2021, allegedly transported the monkeys regardless of failing to own a service registration via the USDA, which constitutes a transparent violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). That is the second airline in as many months that seems to be flying monkeys into the U.S. illegally.
PETA filed a grievance on August 23 with the USDA after studying that Hainan Airways reportedly illegally shipped 720 monkeys to a different facility in Alice in August—though the USDA had canceled the airline’s registration in Might, making this cargo one other obvious violation of the AWA. Each Alice services are operated by Inotiv, whose infamous Envigo beagle-breeding facility was not too long ago shut down following PETA’s publicity of its horrific therapy of canine.
Lengthy-tailed macaques are actually acknowledged as an endangered species by the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature—largely resulting from their trapping and exploitation as a part of the worldwide wildlife commerce to U.S. laboratories, the place they’re mutilated, poisoned, disadvantaged of meals and water, forcibly immobilized in restraint gadgets, contaminated with painful and lethal ailments, psychologically tormented, and killed. Many are imported from filthy farms in Asia and may harbor infectious zoonotic ailments.
“Lots of of terrified, endangered monkeys had been crammed into wood crates and compelled to endure a protracted, harrowing journey, solely to finish up in a laboratory. These monkeys won’t ever return to the forests of Asia,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “AELF FlightService isn’t above the regulation, and PETA is asking on the USDA to analyze this firm’s reported shady monkey shipments, for everybody’s sake.”
PETA can be asking the USDA to analyze AELF FlightService for probably illegally transporting monkeys on flights in August from Vietnam and Cambodia to Dulles Worldwide Airport exterior Washington, D.C.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info on PETA’s newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.