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ACT: Cruel Skies - Air France Flies Primates To Labs



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From Trees To Terror
They are trapped in trees rigged with nets. Stuffed into mesh sacks. They shriek and claw at enclosures. No one hears. They are taken.

Some are bred on barren, concrete farms that churn out live product for the international animal research trade. Nonhuman primates are valued models for experimentation, though they fail to produce clinical symptoms or data relevant to human disease processes, and can even mislead experimenters with false conclusions.

To reach research labs, animals are crated and trucked for miles. Most wind up in the extreme heat or cold of a plane's poorly ventilated cargo hold, where they are caged during flights that can last 60 hours.

They enter a world bound by metal bars, pain and fear. Primates are induced with human disease and injury. Experimenters poison, overdose and mutilate monkeys. Electrodes are lodged in exposed brain matter. Seizures are stimulated. Limbs removed…

AIR FRANCE-KLM is the only major European carrier that still ships primates for medical research. PATTON BOGGS mediates global trade and transportation issues as lawyers and lobbyists for the airlines. Both are complicit in cruelty and scientific deceit.

Ask Air France to join Delta, American, US Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air China, Cathay Pacific, El Al Airlines…and most major airlines that reject primate as cargo. Urge Patton Boggs to distance itself from Air France until they stops primate transfers. Remind Air France they won’t get your business until an official ban is activated.


TOP PHOTO: Monkeys in Cambodia destined for factory farms that supply the global research trade. BUAV Torn From The Wild campaign.

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Dear Air France-KLM and Patton Boggs, LLP:

Air France-KLM is the only major European carrier to still ship primates for research. As their advocate, Patton Boggs facilitates global trade and transportation issues for the airlines.

I ask both companies to acknowledge worldwide objection to primate "cargo." Please consider that 80 percent of responders to a 2010 European Directive about animal research oppose experiments on primates. In the U.S., an Institute Of Medicine report has fueled potential passage of a bill to ban most research on chimps and great apes.

Primate data can rarely be replicated or used reliably in drug/vaccine development. Primates fail to produce clinical symptoms relevant to human disease processes — and even mislead experimenters with false conclusions. Conversely, human-focused systems such as bioinformatics, in-vitro cell/tissue culture analysis, life-like simulators, etc. better evaluate products and treatment for people.

Why should you care? Because Air France and Patton Boggs are conduits to profound animal cruelty.

Primates are trapped in trees and stuffed into mesh sacks. They shriek and claw when taken from native forests. Some are warehoused on breeding farms. To reach research labs, they are crated and trucked for miles. Most wind up in the extreme heat or cold of a plane's poorly ventilated cargo hold, for flights that can last up to 60 hours.

They enter a world bound by metal bars, pain and fear. Primates are induced with human disease and injury. Experimenters poison, overdose and mutilate monkeys. Electrodes are lodged in exposed brain matter. Seizures are stimulated. Limbs removed… Still, we are no closer to cures for infectious disease, AIDS, neurological disease (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s), and other ailments studied in primates.

Some 85 vaccines to cure or prevent HIV infection looked good in animals, mostly monkeys, according to Dr. John Pippin, a former Harvard University medical professor who testified before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Institute of Medicine in 2005. Those vaccines, tested in clinical trials, all failed. In 2012, a Colombia court denied permits for renowned malaria researcher Dr. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo to trap 4,000 night monkeys. After decades of primate research at Patarroyo’s Institute of Immunology Foundation, a malaria cure is nowhere in sight.

I respectfully ask Air France to join Delta, American, Virgin Atlantic, US Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Air India, El Al Airlines…and most big flight companies that reject primate cargo. I urge Patton Boggs to distance itself from the airlines until it officially bans primate transfer for research.

This is a matter of worldwide concern. Thank you for your valuable time and consideration.

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PATTON BOGGS, LLP - USA LOBBYIST FOR AIR FRANCE
"Patton Boggs has a reputation for cutting-edge advocacy by working closely with U.S. Congress and regulatory agencies, litigating in courts nationwide, and negotiating business transactions around the world… TRANSPORTATION - Patton Boggs represents state and local governments, transit, airport and port authorities, corporations, public-private partnerships, universities and nonprofits on transportation, infrastructure and federal funding issues."

Philip A. Bangert, Partner
Municipal Representation, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-5247, fax: 202-457-6315
email: pbangert@pattonboggs.com

Marek Gootman, Partner
Public Policy and Lobbying, Municipal Representation, Appropriations
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-6158, fax: 202-457-6315
email: mgootman@pattonboggs.com

Norma M. Krayem, Senior Policy Advisor
Homeland Security-Defense-Technology Transfer, Appropriations, Transportation and Infrastructure
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-5206, fax: 202-457-6315
email: nkrayem@pattonboggs.com

Trent Lott, Senior Counsel
Public Policy and Lobbying, Financial Services and Products, Homeland Security-Defense-Technology Transfer
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-5290, fax: 202-457-6315
email: tlott@pattonboggs.com

David G. Mayer, Partner
Leasing, Renewable Energy, Energy and Natural Resources (including business aviation)
2000 McKinney Ave, Suite 1700 / Dallas, Texas 75201
ph: 214-758-1545, fax: 214-758-1550
email: dmayer@pattonboggs.com

Stephen J. McHale, Partner
Homeland Security-Defense-Technology Transfer, Transportation and Infrastructure, Business Continuity Planning
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-6344, fax: 202-457-6315
email: smchale@pattonboggs.com

Rodney E. Slater, Partner
Transportation and Infrastructure, Public Policy and Lobbying, Homeland Security-Defense-Technology Transfer
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-5265, fax: 202-457-6315
email: rslater@pattonboggs.com

Gregory S. Walden, Of Counsel
Transportation and Infrastructure, Political Law, Administrative and Regulatory (serves as Washington counsel for a foreign air carrier)
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-6135, fax: 202-457-6315
email: gwalden@pattonboggs.com

Daniel E. Waltz, Partner
International Practice, Transportation and Infrastructure, Homeland Security-Defense-Technology Transfer (Assists clients who engage in cross- border transfers of goods and technology. Issues of U.S. international or trade policy. Imports of such commodities as sugar or textile products to transgenic animals)
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-5651, fax: 202-457-6315
email: dwaltz@pattonboggs.com

Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., Partner
Public Policy and Lobbying, Energy-Related Public Policy, Congressional and Executive Agency Investigations
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-6040, fax: 202-457-6315
email: tboggs@pattonboggs.com

Timothy A. Chorba, Partner
International Practice, Public Policy and Lobbying, Administrative and Regulatory
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-6060, fax: 202-457-6315
email: tchorba@pattonboggs.com

James B. Christian, Jr., Partner
Public Policy and Lobbying, Political Law, Appropriations
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-6484, fax: 202-457-6315
email: jchristian@pattonboggs.com

Billy J. Cooper, Partner
Business, Homeland Security-Defense-Technology Transfer, Public Policy and Lobbying
1801 California Street, Suite 4900 / Denver, Colorado 80202
ph: 303-894-6326, fax: 303-894-9239
email: bcooper@pattonboggs.com

Michael J. Driver, Partner
Energy and Natural Resources, International Practice, Public Policy and Lobbying
1801 California Street, Suite 4900 / Denver, Colorado 80202
ph: 303-894-6147, fax: 303-894-9239
email: mdriver@pattonboggs.com

David E. Dunn, Partner
International Business, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Policy and Lobbying
2550 M Street, NW / Washington, DC 20037
ph: 202-457-6045, fax: 202-457-6315
email: ddunn@pattonboggs.com

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
Foreign Affairs Advisor, Public Policy and Lobbying, International Practice, International Business
1185 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Floor
New York, New York 10036
ph: 646-557-5151, fax: 646-557-5101
email: fwisner@pattonboggs.com

SOURCE FOR PATTON BLOGS CONTACTS:
pattonboggs.com/Services...177&view=Professionals
pattonboggs.com/Services...158&view=Professionals
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AIR FRANCE HEAD OFFICE

Air France-KLM
45, rue de Paris
95 747 Roissy CDG Cedex
switchboard: 01 41 56 78 00
USA call center: 1 800 237 27 47
fax: 01 41 56 70 29
web comment form: af-klm.com/passage/ecomplaints/index.html? SOURCE: corporate.airfrance.com/en/contacts/head-office

AIR FRANCE USA HEADQUARTERS
Air France-KLM
125 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
ph: 212-830-4000, fax: 212-830-4219
WEBSITE: http://www.airfrance.us

AIR FRANCE-KLM EXECUTIVES & MANAGEMENT

SOURCES FOR AIR FRANCE CONTACTS:
airsouffrance.fr/en/air- france/mailing.html
http://stopthetransport.com/?page_id=72
www.annuaire-decideur.com/smdl/2/imp_fiche...
onyoursi.de/wiki/airline/klm-royal- dutch-airlines


AIR FRANCE-KLM CARGO AIRLINES HEADQUARTERS
CUSTOMER SERVICE AND CARGO

Fret Zone 1,
12, Rue du Tarteret
BP 14251 Tremblay en France
95704 Roissy Charles de Gaulle CEDEX, France
toll free ph: 0820 057 057
ph: +33 (0)1 41 56 98 00
fax: +33 (0)1 41 56 92 43
email: mail.customerservice.cdg@airfrance.fr
WEBSITE: www.airfrance.com/cargo
SOURCE FOR AIR FRANCE-KLM CARGO:
infobee24.blogspot.com/2011/02/contact-air-france-klm-cargo...
Air France- KLM Contact & E-Booking Information
www.azfreight.com/listing.html? id=c_6948


AIR FRANCE-KLM SHAREHOLDERS RELATIONS
Air France-KLM
Shareholder relations - DB-AC
45 rue de Paris
95747 Roissy - CDG Cedex
email: mail.actionnaires.afklm@airfrance.fr
SOURCE: airfranceklm-finance.com/en/Individual-shareholders/Contacts

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