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A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Canadian Regulators Move To Investigate Animals Found Dead On Flight From Ukraine

A horrifying sight welcomed ground staff that met Ukraine International Airlines flight PS241 at Toronto International Airport on June 13. The flight was coming from Boryspil Airport in Kyiv, Ukraine, and was carrying over 500 live puppies in its cargo hold. On arrival in Canada, 38 of those puppies were found dead, while many others were suffering dehydration and were seriously ill, reports Canadian news outlet CBC. News of the flight broke late last week, and authorities recently announced it…

The “Guide” Animal Conundrum Plaguing The Airline Industry

I was recently on a two-hour domestic flight aboard a major U.S. carrier out of Eagle County Regional Airport in Colorado. The airport sees a lot of pets pass through, as owners want to bring their furry family members along for their weeklong ski vacations. A family member traveling with…

Airlines Begin Banning the Shipment of Game Trophies

In light of recent news of the killing of world renown Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist Walter Palmer, airlines around the globe have updated their policies to no longer allow for game trophies to be shipped in their cargo holds. The first airline to make the change…