Air France is the only major airline that continues to ship monkeys to laboratories for experimentation. Primates transported by Air France are frequently be taken from the wild, and were transported on journeys that could last for more than 30 hours.
According to PETA:
Primates in laboratories were routinely mutilated, poisoned, deprived of food and water, forcibly immobilized in restraint devices, infected with painful and deadly diseases, and psychologically tormented...Primates suffer from the long and gruelling transport in the cargo holds of planes and in the backs of trucks.
It was reported that 90 percent of drugs tested on animals failed in human trials, making primate transportation for experimentation unnecessarily cruel. Due to Consumer pressure, other major airlines, including United, Air China, Delta, and American have reportedly stopped transporting primates for use in experiments. PETA was urging consumers to boycott Air France until the company also changes its policy on transporting primates.