Animal Testing Association
New investigation into Air France’s transport of animals for research laboratories
19 May 2020
Animals are said to be transported by Air France to laboratories in France, the United States and Canada, according to an investigation by the association Animal Testing. Horses crammed into wooden crates, reptiles wrapped in plastic bags, and monkeys are said to transit Paris’ Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport. 30millionsdamis.fr was able to consult certain documents attesting to these charters.
Primates, horses, reptiles, and even fish endure long journeys by plane, from their original breeding facilities in the countries of the southern hemisphere to research laboratories in Europe and North America. The new investigation by the NGO Animal Testing, recently conducted undercover in the veterinary service of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, reveals that the company Air France - already questioned in the past for this type of activity - continues to transport animals to research institutes in France, but also to Canada and the United States. Inflicting shocking travel conditions on future guinea pigs ... albeit legal. "Everything we found was legal," said Audrey Jougla, president of Animal Testing and author of the book "Profession: laboratory animal". But we were still dismayed by the narrowness of the containers used. "