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Pet Deaths In Airplanes Continue, Pressuring Airlines To Change Policy


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, death, pets, airlines, pet deaths, humans )

Cal
- 683 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Fortunately, the Department of Transportation is considering a rule change that would give pet owners more detailed information about an airlines' track record.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Monday October 8, 2012, 4:26 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

John S. (300)
Monday October 8, 2012, 4:30 am
Thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:21 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:26 am
The airlines don't tell you how rough it is for pets in the baggage compartment. I had a cat's holder crushed while on a flight and my cat escaped in a foreign airport. Certainly the airlines could make the baggage more secure. My heart goes out to those who've lost pets in flight.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:49 am
My friend's dog was never in good health after a flight in the baggage compatment and died soon after.
 

Evelyn W. (15)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:58 am
Noted,thanks
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (226)
Monday October 8, 2012, 9:33 am
nOTED! GOOD NEWS BUT NOT A SOLVING OF THE PROBLEM AS i FLEW FOR 30+ YEARS AND KNOW THIS AS FACT THAT ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CABIN DURING FLIGHT AND IF A PERSONAL PET, MUST BE ABLE TO FIT COMPLETELY UNDERNEATH THE SEAT IN FRONT OF YOU AND MUST ALSO BE ABLE TO STAND AND ACTUALLY TURN AROUND SO AS THE ANIMAL IS NOT SUBJECT TO LIMBS FALLING ASLEEP ( LACK OF BLOOD VASCULAR CIRCULATION ). MOST ALL AIRLINES ALLOW ONLY 2 ANIMALS IN THE CABIN. ALASKA AIRLINES LAST I FOLLOWED UP ON THIS HAD ALLOWED FOR 3 THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE SAY AN ANIMAL THAT US PERHAPS A GUIDE DOG NOR A NEEDED COMPANION ANIMAL FOR MEDICAL REASON AND THOSE ANIMALS ARE ALWAYS PLACED AT THE BULKHEAD SEATING ASSIGNMENTS. WHAT I WILL SAY AND WHAT I HAVE NEVER DONE WAS FLEW MY ANIMALS IN THE CARGO HOLD AND WOULD "VEHEMENTLY" SUGGEST, THAT NONE OF YOU DO EITHER!!!
 

natalie n. (164)
Monday October 8, 2012, 9:37 am
lets keep up the pressure on such organisations!
 

Marlene Dinkins (230)
Monday October 8, 2012, 10:14 am
my heart goes out for the persons that had lost the beloved animals. i hope this change and the sooner the better!!!!! noted thnx for thi s article!!!!
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Monday October 8, 2012, 10:19 am
It's heartbreaking. Flying isn't safe for animals or people anymore.
 

June M. (103)
Monday October 8, 2012, 10:41 am
thanks for posting Cal
 

Darla Taylor (110)
Monday October 8, 2012, 11:05 am
Noted. Thanks so much, Cal.
 

. (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:05 pm
About time. ann
 

Chris C. (147)
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:45 pm
I flew twice with a cat under my seat, in a holder obtained from the airlines - that was 35+ yrs ago. I would NEVER fly with any pets in the cargo hold of any airlines now...NEVER!
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:03 pm
Thanks !
 

Michelle K. (3)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:08 pm
There is an airline just for pets called I believe Pet Airways. A husband and wife started the airline because of their love and safety of pets. The animals are kept on board in crates not in cargo.
 

Muriel Servaege (44)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:13 pm
Thank you, Cal. It's a real shame.
 

kye j. (41)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:37 pm
Air travel for pets is a real concern
 

Tarlo Vladimir (50)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:39 pm
This cruelty must be changed.
 

Paul carter block (28)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:54 pm
Am I not right in thinking that cargo holds on aircraft are NOT pressurised? Animals are stowed in cargo holds? At the heights that airliners fly oxygen is as rare as hens' teeth and the temperature can fall to minus 60 celcius. The airlines know this yet still offer this service. Next year I will have to bring a friend's cat from Bulgaria to the UK and, although it is a 3000-kilometre journey, I will drive it. There is no way that Princess Cora (a vicious Siamese who hates me) will be subjected to the appalling ordeal and even death suffered by the poor animals mentioned in the article.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:02 pm
Noted.
Thank you
 

Dianne D. (457)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:39 pm
No animal deserves to ride in cargo. If it's good enough for animals, then humans should have to do the same. i understand that there are a lot of people allergic to dogs and cats and they shouldn't have to pay a lot of money to be subject to allerigens, or to the barking of a dog. I don't know the answer but would never put my pet on an airplane.
 

Christeen Anderson (474)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:50 pm
Yea. Thanks.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:52 pm
Noted, thanks !
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Monday October 8, 2012, 3:12 pm
They should not force animals to be shipped in the cargo hold- there should be some way of allowing bigger pets in carriers in the cabins, even if they will charge the owner more.
 

Beth M. (244)
Monday October 8, 2012, 3:21 pm
There should be a federal law against any animal flying in cargo.
 

janet f. (29)
Monday October 8, 2012, 4:56 pm
As long as there are no ramifications to the airlines, they will never change their policies towards transporting live animals. The FAA should set guidelines to insure animals are safely transported some where other than in the cargo hold. That this is still an issue just proves that unless they're forced to make changes, nothing will done.
 

aj E. (164)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:39 pm
thanks.
 

. (3)
Monday October 8, 2012, 6:48 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Leen Kel (31)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:11 pm
Noted..Hope that the airplane management can come out with best solution to prevent any further tragedy. They should at least appreciate it's the matter of life even it is an animal. They should concern that pets' life is priceless & precious just like human and how much meaning pets mean to us.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday October 8, 2012, 9:32 pm
It's a sad thing to kiss your puppy good bye. It will only be a short while. Please don't whine.

Then to see your puppy lying there, motionless, dead.

My heart sorrows for the many who do not know that "good bye, little one" is forever.
 

Virginia Esquer (8)
Monday October 8, 2012, 11:20 pm
noted
 

Marie W. (65)
Monday October 8, 2012, 11:26 pm
Until Airlines consider pets as 'people', not cargo, the problem will continue.
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Monday October 8, 2012, 11:35 pm
Noted - I wonder if they would allow humans to die on the airplane, no they wouldn't, in fact they are treated with the utmost care - why not our animals!!!!
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 12:47 am
I think much more research is needed on this subject..... it is NOT acceptable as it stands at this moment...
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 1:46 am
Noted.
 

Joan M. (1090)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 6:56 am
Considering, now there is a good word just how long will they be considering and how many more animals will die in the mean time.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 7:41 am
You pay Money to the airlines so your animal can board their planes, so they have the responsibility to give your animal the best care when they are on the planes!!
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 7:57 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.
 

Seda A. (4)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 8:15 am
thank you
 

karen o. (4)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 9:08 am
noted and signed. Thank YOU!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 9:40 am
noted
 

Veronique L. (213)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 10:11 am
This is really appalling....
 

Melania Padilla (176)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 11:31 am
Thanks for the info
 

mariana c. (20)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 12:07 pm
noted, thanks
 

Linda P. (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 10:33 pm
This is heartbreaking, my heart goes out to the families that lost part of their family on these flights. I can't imagine how horrible that must be. Something needs to change and sooner than later before any more lives are lost. This should not ever have happened.
 

SANDRA R. (146)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:50 am
Noted. Thank you Cal.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 10:34 am
Noted and Thnx Cal :0
 

naomi cohen (51)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 11:41 am
signed. thank you.
 
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