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Peta activist strips in protest against Air France for shipping monkeys for animal tests

Published on Mar 27, 2014 1:12 PM

Clad in nothing more than white underwear and covered with streaks of body paint, animal activist Ashley Fruno stood outside the Anson Road office of Air France on Thursday afternoon.

Splashing white, blue and red paint on her body to symbolise a "bloodied Air France logo", she also clutched a sign that read: "Air France: Stop Monkey Cruelty".

It was a silent protest. The lone activist from the Asia office of international animal rights advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) spoke only when onlookers spoke to her. They also snapped pictures and posed with Ms Fruno.

"Air France is the only major airline in the world still transporting monkeys destined for experimentation," Peta Asia said in a statement.

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