Month: November 2014

Time to Reconsider Flying Your Dog on a Plane

After two recent pet deaths, ABC News is reporting that the Department of Transportation is considering new rules for airlines when it comes to transporting animals. The three major changes they have proposed are the following: The new rules would expand the reporting requirement to U.S. carriers that operate scheduled service with at least one… Read more »

Animals Today Radio Is A Live Talk Show About Animals

You can tune in every Sunday evening between 5:00 and 6:00 PM, eastern time. Dr. Lori Kirshner, MD discusses an array of topics, all concerning animals. It’s a great show! Please click on the player below to listen to our discussion about ground transportation for your pets verses cargo flying for your pets. The show… Read more »

It’s A Doggone Shame!

They’re dropped, crushed, lost and rerouted. In the very worst cases, they freeze to death on icy tarmacs, or overheat andsuffocate in stifling cargo holds. They’re dogs and cats. Thousands of them are killed, injured or lost annuallyafter their owners entrust airlines to carry and deliver them safely. Heat alone – typically from the cargo holds of… Read more »

Airline Animal Incident Reports If [man] is not to stifle his human feelings, he must practise kindness towards animals, for he who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. –Immanuel Kant Since May 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”)… Read more »