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Old 04-26-2017, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Oh No! I hope they find out what happened to him.Very sad.

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Old 04-26-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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There is another thread on this either in Aviation or Current Events. My friend is a pilot for one of the big carriers and he always says he would never fly an animal of his on an airplane.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:36 PM
 
Location: BC
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Flying animals is very stressful for them, I would never ship any animal in the hold unless I was making a move overseas. My old rabbit was so sentive, I can't imagine the noise, vibrations, and confusion one would experience during a flight. It quite possibly died of fright.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:48 AM
 
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There is another thread on this either in Aviation or Current Events. My friend is a pilot for one of the big carriers and he always says he would never fly an animal of his on an airplane.
It really surprises me that the general public is so misinformed regarding flying animals in cargo. NEVER do it and if you do, be ready to find a dead animal upon arrival. Leave your animal home or find another way to transport them across the country if need be. Flying in cargo needs to stop being an option. It amounts to torture for the animal who has no idea what's happening to them and why. The stress alone is enough to kill an animal, not just rabbits.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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We had dogs sent to us on Delta Dash years ago (two different years), from GA to CO. They emerged healthy and perfectly normal, and merely glad to put legs on terra firma--not scared to death. But here's a clue: DD actually had canceled the original shipment to us on a previous day because of concerns that the temperature on our end would be too cold. They had a policy of refusing to ship if weather was too hot or too cold for the animals.

Given how United treats its nonfirst class, nonbusiness customers, the rabbit's death isn't all that surprising. But smearing all air providers with one broad brush is unfair. We were very happy with the service from Delta Dash, both times.
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Old 04-27-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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From an article I read today, the rabbit was alive when it was removed from the plane. The customer refused United's offer to have an autopsy done. Surprisingly to me, the rabbit cost $350 but the cost to ship it was $1800.
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I thought this kind of bunny is available in this country.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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From an article I read today, the rabbit was alive when it was removed from the plane. The customer refused United's offer to have an autopsy done. Surprisingly to me, the rabbit cost $350 but the cost to ship it was $1800.
They could of bought 5 more rabbits for the price of shipping.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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It really surprises me that the general public is so misinformed regarding flying animals in cargo. NEVER do it and if you do, be ready to find a dead animal upon arrival. Leave your animal home or find another way to transport them across the country if need be. Flying in cargo needs to stop being an option. It amounts to torture for the animal who has no idea what's happening to them and why. The stress alone is enough to kill an animal, not just rabbits.
We have transported our dog seven times to/from Hawaii/Portland and never had a problem. She has always been fine on the receiving end, wagging her tail, not looking stressed. She probably had it easier in the kennel than we did up in the cabin - it was big enough for her to lie down and stretch out. I barely fit in my seat. We have friends here in Hawaii who do the same thing and I have never heard any of them say anything bad happened.

What is the thing we are misinformed about?
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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Dogs are predator animals, rabbits are prey animals. Dogs are mentally wired totally different from prey animals.

Rabbits easily die from fright and stress. The rabbit was alive when the first plane landed, then died when waiting to be transferred to another flight. Probably too overwhelmed.
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