Applaud Delta Air Lines for Helping Traveling Animals

Delta Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

Target: Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines

Goal: Praise Delta Air Lines for ending the use of the cargo hold to transport travelling animal companions.

Allegedly, 74 animal companions have died while travelling with Delta Air Lines in the past 10 years. This is more than any other airline. This week, Delta made the decision to no longer accept animal companions as checked baggage.

When animals are forced to travel in cargo, they experience extreme temperature and pressure changes, loud noises, and many other stressful, unfamiliar changes. In addition, there is no one around to help them. This adds to even more stress for the animals. Allegedly, 45 animal companions were killed in just 2014 on all U.S. flights.

Travelers now will either have their animal companions travel in the cabins or in Delta Cargo. Delta Cargo is temperature controlled and looked over by Delta employees. If the animal is required to stay overnight in Delta Cargo, then professional kenneling services will come.

Sign this petition and thank Delta Air Lines for finding a solution to their problem. Animals should not be confined to the stressful environment of cargo. Hopefully, more airlines will follow suit and find a way to help travelling animal companions.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Many airlines, including your own, have experienced problems when trying to transport companion animals. Allegedly, in 2014 alone, 45 pets were killed on all U.S. flights. Delta has now made the decision to no longer let people check animals as baggage.

When animals are checked as baggage, they are stored in the cargo hold. In cargo, animals experience extreme changes in temperature and pressure, loud noises, and other stressful, unfamiliar changes.

Delta has now created Delta Cargo in order to prevent future problems. Delta Cargo is temperature controlled and has customer service personal to look over the traveling animals. If the animals are required to stay overnight in Delta Cargo, then professional kenneling services will be provided.

We are hoping that more airlines follow suit and find comfortable and safe ways to transport traveling animal companions. Thank you for listening to your customers and taking the animals into account when making this decision.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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