Phoenix Air Group was recently contracted by Novartis to transport a group of 23 yellow Vervets monkeys from Barbados, where they were caught in the wild, to an animal testing facility in Italy. News about the transport leaked out and the flight which was supposed to land in Rome Fiumicino on August 1, 2012 was cancelled the day before out of fear for bad press.
However, Novartis is still trying to get the 23 monkeys into Italy in the next few days, making them land abroad and taking them into Italy by unmarked vans.
Please contact Phoenix Air and ask them to stop transporting animals for vivisection! More info + protest letter at 3dayz.com/phoenix-air