The AP tells us that airlines will start counting pet casualties next week. This will be interesting because it’s a new way to measure airlines (see title). However, with more numbers also comes more rules. This tally could introduce a world of hurt to pet owners — airlines will be more cautious with the pets they allow on board, and some may be more reluctant to let pets on in the first place.
The numbers now are vague. Two million animals fly in the U.S. each year. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates 1 percent of those are killed or injured each year. The airlines say that’s way-high.
Guess we’ll find out soon.
- Update: Continental Airlines kills the most pets (but they don’t kill that many) (one was a pet rat) (the other was a dog with a heart problem)
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