A woman's dog died on a flight to LAX

Dog died on flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles

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A dog, described as a husky, died in the cargo hold of an Air France-KLM jetliner traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles, California. It is surmised that the dog may have died from a lack of oxygen at some point during the 11-hour flight, reports Fox News.

PETA has used the dog’s death as a platform to demand that pets be allowed to fly in the cabin, with their owners. In a statement to TMZ, the organization said:

 “Tragedies like this one are exactly why airlines must require that animals travel in the main cabin only. PETA urges Air France-KLM to join airlines such as JetBlue and Southwest in prohibiting companion animals from being flown in the cargo hold, where they endure noise, extreme temperatures and sometimes inadequate pressurization, before yet another sensitive animal suffers and dies, terrified and alone.”

An airline employee reportedly acknowledged to TMZ that the dog had been “incorrectly” loaded into the cargo hold, which resulted in death from a lack of oxygen.  As reported by the New York Post, the airline has not responded to requests for a statement about this tragedy.

(Stock image of husky via Pixabay)

Yesterday: Last call issued for high energy pup at NYC animal control – more here.

More: Man accused of torturing a dog to death – and claimed to have enjoyed it. More here.

2 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    TRAGIC! I would sue the C… P out of the airlines! Some pets cannot fly in the main cabin! Pet lovers should BOYCOTT!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    I feel for people that have no other way to transport their dogs except via the airlines. They have proven to be less than reliable, even if you take them in the cabin you have some nut telling you to put the dog in the overhead bin and you can listen as your pet cries until it dies. Something needs to be done, dogs should NEVER be treated like “cargo” they certainly don’t belong in the cargo hold where they end up like this dog did! People pay big money to fly their dogs, they deserve to know their dogs will arrive safe and alive!


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