Don’t Let Animals Travel in Cargo

Paul Thrasher  |  Apr 30th 2010

It is not uncommon for animal fatalities to occur during a flight. The Air Transport Association estimates that about 5,000 animals are either lost, injured or killed every year on our nation’s airplanes. Even though a majority of pets arrive safely, serious and consistent problems have been documented on almost every major airline. The reason for this constant problem is the simple fact that the majority of animals are shipped in the cargo hold with your luggage.