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UPS, FedEx, and DHL Won’t Ship Cruel Cargo

Written by PETA | September 19, 2012

PETA’s Air Cruelty campaign has flown from success to success, and it’s still soaring—three top cargo shipping companies have joined the still-growing list of carriers that refuse to transport any animals to be burned, blinded, poisoned, and cut up alive in laboratories! 

Compassion Takes Wing

As reported in Nature magazine, after talks with PETA, UPS adopted a worldwide ban on transporting animals destined for laboratory experiments. FedEx (already our hero for its role in helping Ben the bear get his freedom) and DHL have also confirmed to PETA that they have policies in place that ban the shipment of live animals to laboratories.

To give you an idea of how big a development this is, FedEx and UPS are the world’s top two largest cargo airlines, and DHL is close behind. They join the majority of major airlines—including Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, Qantas, and others—that won’t transport any animals destined for experiments.

What You Can Do

Animals aren’t safe from being caged, neglected, and tortured as long as even one airline will deliver them into experimenters’ hands. Please urge holdout airlines such as Air France and United to step up and refuse to ship primates to laboratories.

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  • Eva Svensson says:

    Please bee care!! They cant speak for them self,
    ho they feel, how they pain. Dont behave like this too
    the Ankmals! What have they do to you? Hurt you?
    No! They just want a normal animallife WHITOUT CRUELTY
    Animal, because our next generation not ever see this
    beautyful on our Earth Anymore. Its to late!!!

    Yours cknserly

  • it feels good to know, that sometimes something nice can be also…

  • TNTier says:

    Hope that TNT is also one of them!

  • Woody says:

    While it’s nice to think that this will have some sort of effect, it is much cheaper to charter your own aircraft than use these overpriced carriers for transporting large amounts of animals. There is still no legal protection, and these laboratories can easily use assumed names and companies if they want to use the said logistics companies. This is nothing but PR, it is not like these companies would have allowed such shipments before if they knew what the cargo was used for. They still have no obligation to find out what the use of any shipment, only what it is.

  • Jennifer says:

    I belong to the FedEx family and am proud of all the community/humanitarian services they provide.

  • annamaria bini says:

    thankyou so much to show that we can change …and changement are so appreciate,that becams the best things to get new costumers…like me for example!bravo!!!

  • Kara says:

    I remember how you help to save a bear. I wonder how it might be amusing to travel with an Elephant specially if you save him/her from a torture-place.. Good work Flying Companies :-)

  • Victoria Countryman says:

    Fatatic news, PEOPLE with a heart, not corporations with no heart….thank you, you did the right thing, will get noticed by PEOPLE who call for your service and pay with real dollars.

  • Frances O'Brien says:

    Animals aren’t safe from being caged, neglected, and tortured as long as even one airline will deliver them into experimenters’ hands. I urge you to step up and refuse to ship primates to laboratories.

  • betty Jeane Murphy says:

    Life is good when major corporations finally “GET IT” and do something great!!!!!!!! FOR THE ANIMALS!!! Thank you!

  • Lily Horstmann says:

    Thank you FedEx, UPS and DHL for your support and compassion to animals.By doing this you show the world that you are not all about the money like so many other companies, instead, you have moral values and respect for life. We need more companies like yours!!!

  • Lily says:

    I work for DHL, I am totally proud of them for this initiative!

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