Friday, August 6, 2010

7 Puppies Die on American Airlines Flight

The common practice of flying pets in cargo on commercial flights is a risk you may not want to take. Your pet may be subject to fatal weather extremes, suffering from hypothermia or heat exhaustion. Dogs have been lost. Denied access to water. Even victimized by rough physical treatment, possibly even abuse from airline personnel. Last Tuesday, 14 puppies were boarded on a direct American Airlines flight from Oklahoma to Chicago. Only 7 survived. American Airlines is "investigating". According to the NBC Chicago this is not that unusual, and that there have been 142 "reported" pets die in this manner since 2005. Who knows how many have been unreported? If you want to boycott American Airlines, I'm in! But, everyone should boycott ever putting their dog in cargo on any airlines as well. If you absolutely must fly your pet, search "Pet Airline" as you can find many companies with the purpose of providing safer travel for your dog.

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