25 Aug '12, 1am

Help keep animals safe on flights! Demand the DoT set up better regulations for transporting pets!

Help keep animals safe on flights! Demand the DoT set up better regulations for transporting pets!

The Department of Transportation (DoT) has published a proposal that would expand reporting requirements for airlines that ship animals to help improve safety and humane handling for animal passengers and help people decide which airlines to use if they’re traveling with an animal companion. As it stands, airlines are only required to report incidents ranging from lost pets and injuries to deaths for animals that are being kept as household pets in the U.S., while excluding other animals, such as dogs shipped commercially from puppy mills and primates shipped for research. The DoT’s proposal will “include all cats and dogs transported by the carrier, regardless of whether the cat or dog is transported as a pet by its owner or as part of a commercial shipment.” However, animal advocacy groups are arguing that the proposal doesn’t go far enough and that it should include eve...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/ask-the-dot-to-require-report...

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