Saturday, October 11th, anti-vivisection activists made a 2 hours protest in front of Air France's commercial agency in Lyon as part of the Air Souffrance/Gateway to Hell campaign and the Primate Liberation Week.
On the two entries, one of them were closed, some customers turned around, some other hardly notice the second door, where a security guard was standed. These measures didn't prevent the activists to put the pressure on the airline company thanks to speeches and megaphone' sirens. To make the employees and customers fully aware of the horror off vivisection, images from laboratories has been put under their eyes. Employees tried to ignore the activists and customers turned their eyes away, feeling too uncomfortable to face what they support by buying their plane tickets at Air France.
A lot of passers-by have been informed with many informatif leaflet given away, and most of them agreed with the campaign.
This demo mark the beginning of the campaign in Lyon, which will last as long as there will be animals in Air France planes' baggage hold. We'll be regularly back to remind to the airline company it must stop to participate in the vivisection industry. Don't hesitate to join or contact us for more information.
Until every cage is empty.
Yesterday took place a surprise event outside Air France's office in Marseille (France).
Saturday the 4th of October 2014, for the third week in a row and for over an hour, activists from the Air Souffrance campaign (Gateway To Hell) protested against the outrageous policy of one of the main airline companies still agreeing to support animal cruelty by making money by transporting animals to laboratories across Europe and beyond.
The protest surely did not go through unnoticed to the people passing by nor to the shops in the area and definitely not to the employees and executives of Air France, as they complained about our weekly protest… We recommended them to share them complaints to their bosses and baring in mind that we will not stop our actions anyway unless they finally decide to stop the trade.
On top of that they need to not forget our steely resolve in this campaign and towards our goal : the end of animal exploitation.
A lot of leaflets had been giving out, support and encouragement for our protest from the people around passing by …
Following the last advice of an executive of Air France at last week protest (as he was trying to convince activists to change ways and stop the campaign) recommending us to protest in Paris, we can tell you that there were activists there as well running around the different agencies of the Capital !
Link to their statement following their actions (French) => http://www.airsouffrance.fr/air-france/20141004-action-paris.html
Bonus : join the next protest next week on Saturday 11th October in LYON ! => https://www.facebook.com/events/1487486288184876/