The Demonstration began at 10:30 am with the sound of sirens from the six megaphones being used followed by chants and speak-outs about CSA’s cruel business practices and continued involvement in the transportation of animals to vivisection labs. This carried on for about an hour before the police showed up on the scene due to noise complaints. They claimed that there have been numerous calls from tenants in the building as well as businesses surrounding the China Southern Airline’s office and demanded that the activists turn off the megaphones. After around 30 minutes of negotiations between the police and activists no resolution was found and the police assured the activists that if the megaphones were not turned off, that they would start handing out citations. The activists decided to turn off the megaphones for the day, but were not deterred and carried on with the protest for over an hour.
China Southern Airlines is the last remaining commercial airliner actively transporting animals from China to animal testing labs around the world. They have been a target in Los Angeles for the past 7 months and have been contacted by thousands of compassionate people around the world to stop shipping animals, yet they still continue to transport 1,200 animals to their deaths every month. With numbers like these we cannot ignore the urgency to act. Enough is enough.
Come out to our next protest against China Southern Airlines March 12th, 2014 at 10:30am at 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048. The clock is ticking for the animals awaiting CSA’s next shipment. Let’s make sure we give them a fighting chance.
For the Animals,
The Bunny Alliance and Empty Cages Los Angeles