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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)

(Update from this post, about how the air industry will start tracking pet injuries and deaths.)

The numbers are in and they’re not too bad. In the first month of tracking pet injuries and deaths, ten incidents were reported. Continental lead the fray with two pet deaths (that pet rat and the dog with a heart problem) — but the 20,000 injuries and deaths per year that the animal-rights group claimed is totally high. Two million animals fly each year, so 10 incidents out of about 166,000 pets flying last month, well, that’s penny-change.

Too bad for Continental, though. It doesn’t take much to win the top-pet-killer crown.

» Read the article: Report documents few incidents of pets that died on airline flights


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2 Responses to “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)”

  1. Flight Blog » Archive » What airline wants to be known as the #1 dog-killer in the industry? Says:

    […] l find out soon. » Read the article, Airlines to Begin Tallying Pet Casualties • […]

  2. Carter Boswell Says:

    Say, Its 2007, who had the most animal deaths last year? The statistics you quote are old(2005).

    I am traveling in a few weeks with some of my animals and would like to know who treats animals the best.

    Than ks

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