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    Default website listing airline injuries/deaths with pets

    This is an interesting site I think/ It lists all airlines and the number of injuries/deaths they have had when transporting animals.

    I suppose the reassuring statistic from the ATA (Air Transport Association) is that only 1 per cent of the 500,000 animals transported by plane each year suffer any complications which can range from the very minor to the major.

    From a press release:

    Complications range from minor issues including
    unapproved kennels, lack of health certificates, and missed
    connections to more serious problems, such as loss, injury, or death
    of the animal. Most injuries to animals in transit result from
    mishandling by baggage personnel, severe temperature fluctuations,
    insufficient oxygen in cargo holds, or damage to kennels.
    One shouldn't judge an airline only on the basis of numbers of deaths or injuries. If you download the reports for a given airline often the injuries were inflicted by the animal on itself (eg trying to chew thru kennel bars causing mouth injuries) and deaths seem very often to be from the stress of the flight causing death due to a pre-existing cardiac condition. Autopsies are performed on the animals that died.

    Note that foreign airlines do not have to make these reports.
    Cavaliers: Tansy : Mindy Connie Roxy Neasa Gus
    In memory: My beautiful Jaspar Lucy Leo Lily Libby

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    Thanks for this Karlin - very interesting reading. Wish they had to do it in the UK too!
    Nicki, Tommy and Daisy (Shih Tzu )
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