Animal rights activists protest against Air France

8th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, March 8, 2006 (AFP) - Twenty animal rights activists, some dressed as dogs or rabbits, yelled anti-Air France slogans in Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport Wednesday in protest against the airline's transport of animals for laboratory testing.

PARIS, March 8, 2006 (AFP) - Twenty animal rights activists, some dressed as dogs or rabbits, yelled anti-Air France slogans in Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport Wednesday in protest against the airline's transport of animals for laboratory testing.

"Air France, air suffering," the group chanted in the airport's Terminal 2 as bemused passengers looked on, an AFP journalist saw.

Some of the activists held up placards calling for better animal rights while others urged passengers and others to sign a petition.

The organiser, Stephane Lamart, who runs an eponymous association, said his 400 members intended to buy Air France shares so they could attend a shareholders' meeting in July and carry their campaign there.

"Animals, mainly beagle and labrador dogs, arrive every Wednesday in France on Air France flights to die in atrocious suffering," his association said in a statement.

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Subject: French news

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