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  5/29/2012, Sivan 8, 5772

AG: El Al Can Refuse to Transport Research Animals


El Al Airlines has the legal right to refuse to transport animals for use in scientific experiments, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said Tuesday. Seven Israeli universities had filed suit against the airline, saying El Al must transport the animals, which are necessary for studies aimed at saving human life.

“The use of animals for testing, in appropriate situations and according to protocol, has great benefit to public health… However, in the current circumstances this is not sufficient to serve as justification for intervention in El Al’s deliberations,” Weinstein said.