Animal-rights activists are urging Air Canada to stop shipping live monkeys and other animals destined for experimentation, saying the airline can change its tariff rules if it wants.
But the airline says it is legally obligated to accept the contentious cargo.
According to a legal opinion solicited by the Humane Society International Canada, Air Canada can set and amend the terms of its tariffs.
"In our opinion, Air Canada is not legally obligated to accept monkeys as cargo," said the opinion written by Lawyers for Animal Welfare.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Air Canada Feeling Pressure to Stop Shipping Lab Monkeys
I don't think it's likely that Air Canada is going to budge on this. Excerpted from the Montreal Gazette....