United Bans Many Popular Dog And Cat Breeds From Cargo Holds After Pet Deaths
Following several high-profile pet deaths and misfortunes, United Airline has divulged a more stringent pet transportation policy.
The U.S. carrier said Tuesday that it will simply consent pups and cats — and no other type of animal — in its cargo holds embarking June 18. Dozens of snub-nosed and strong-jawed hound and feline makes will also be banned from flying in the airline’s PetSafe program, that is applicable to swine traveling in the cargo compartment.
The censored produces — which include mastiffs, Pekingese, shih-tzus, several bulldog reproduces, as well as Burmese and Persian felines — were singled out because of “higher adverse health risks, ” United answered, adding that it had worked closely with the animal welfare group American Humane to improve its pet trip curriculum. Snub-nosed, or brachycephalic, puppy and “cat-o-nine-tail” produces are known to be more vulnerable to flying-related health problems.
“We are doing this to further minimise peril and ensure the solace of babies we run, ” United spokesman Charles Hobart told People magazine of the pet policy modernise. “Prior to today, we piloted all sorts of animals. Geese, foxes, leopards, you appoint it, we pretty much operated it. That will change moving forward.”