We are delighted to announce that TAM Linhas Aéreas, Brazil’s and Latin America’s largest airline, has just informed the BUAV that it will no longer transport primates destined for research purposes.
Only recently, the BUAV revealed TAM Airline’s role in transporting marmosets from Brazil to a laboratory in the USA. As a direct result of the BUAV’s revelations and subsequent campaign calling on individuals and groups from around the world to contact the airline, on the 6th February, TAM Airlines announced to the BUAV that it was carrying out a review of its procedures.
Today, the airline has informed us of the outcome of that review. It has announced a new policy not to transport primates destined for research. It will be the latest in a long line of major international carriers to implement a policy on the back of widespread public concern about the trade. Examples…
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