Update on Danville monkeys: Airline will stop transporting animals

Kenya Airways has transported hundreds of monkeys from a Mauritius breeding farm to the U.S. to be used in laboratory experiments.. after the recent Danville monkey brouhaha it publicly now has committed to ending this practice after its current contract expires next month.

The airline’s decision comes just 24 hours after PETA contacted CEO Allan Kilavuka and Chair Michael Joseph urging them to consider what monkeys subjected to the long flight and then torment and death in laboratories endure.

The monkeys whose crates spilled out onto a Pennsylvania highway last Friday following a truck crash were flown on a Kenya Airways plane that had landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier that day.