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Victory: Lufthansa Stops Shipping Dogs and Cats to Laboratories

Written by PETA | April 15, 2010

Wow, that was fast! Less than a day after PETA released heartbreaking photos and posted an action alert on our Web site drawing attention to the plight of more than 50 dogs who were transported on a Lufthansa cargo plane from the U.S. to a notorious Charles River Laboratories animal testing facility in Scotland, Lufthansa has announced a new policy prohibiting the transport of dogs and cats to laboratories. To everyone who responded to our call to action, thank you!

It’s a great first step and an important victory for cats and dogs. We’re delighted that Lufthansa acted so speedily. But all animals suffer in laboratories, so PETA is currently in discussions with Lufthansa concerning additional measures that can be taken to protect animals of other species.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Isa Garcia says:

    This is great news. Thank you Peta for all your great work!!!!!!

  • Malgorzata says:

    This is a great notice. Thank you PetaThank you Lufthansa.

  • sandra says:

    En hora buena por este logro ojala y sumen mas por su esfuerzo por salvar a todas las criaturas del universo. GRACIAS

  • Sanda Capatina Bernazani says:

    Thank youPETA for all your great work! Good for youLufthansa!

  • gladys says:

    thank you and thank god for saving all inocent creatures

  • Betty Croak says:

    Thank you for saving those cats and dogs. May everyone else follow in your lead.

  • Adair Leonard says:

    That’s good news however you didn’t say where those dogs and cats will be going? Please let us know.

  • PETA FAN says:

    Lufthansa deserves praise for hearing the facts and having comapssion well done!!!! Thanks to PETA!!

  • Sondra says:

    Thank you for being humaneand doing the right thing although it cost you financially. I pray your Lufthansa Airlines will always be successful. You are indeed a leader!

  • Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez says:

    Thank you SO MUCH PETA and Lufthansa!!!! Thanks for a job well done!! You made my day! Alejandra

  • caro patitucci says:

    Thank you for everything that you do to help dogs! Sincerely

  • linda badham says:

    thank you thank you thank you. what an example you have started lets hope all the other air lines follow you and i pray they do and that all the animals are safe.

  • Carine Mardorossian says:

    It is the week of great news Lufthansa’s decision the Japanese “failed” whale hunt and the Canadian seals… wow… LOVE PETA!

  • pat Tyler says:

    So very compassionate of you to let the labs know how heinous animal torture really is and that also will bring more people flying with you in gratitude. May that happen very soon. Thank you so very much Pat Tyler

  • Paula Swartz says:

    Thank you so much! Thank you for caring about the animals! They don’t deserve to be treated like that! May God bless you!

  • Deanna Young says:

    This is GREAT NEWS..I am so thrilled.Thank YOU LUFTHANSA! Please continue to follow your heart.Congratulations KEEP UP THE ‘GOOD’ WORK!!! THANK YOU.

  • Susanne says:

    Pleaseplease give us an update on the Beagles. Where are they now will they be going to rescue shelters? Have some been adopted?

  • lynda chabane says:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart PETA and Lufthansa. You have no idea what this means to all those that fight against animal cruelty and to all the poor creatures that have suffered previously on these death flights. I hope you can also influence other airlines to follow suit. Congratulations!!!!!!!

  • Deborah Drisdale says:

    Thank you for helping these dogs that have no voice… thank you!!!

  • Amy says:

    Thank you for saving the dogs and cats Luftansa. Thank You!!!

  • Gynnette says:

    The first step to stop animal cruelty!!!!!!

  • Rola says:

    Thanks million PETA. Please update us on what happened to the beagles were already on board the plane?

  • Renee Fiebelkorn says:

    Yes I too would like to know what happened to all of the beagles. I hope they are safe!

  • dominique gillet says:

    THANKS THANKS THANKS I’m so sad about all animals crutelty in this wrold ! I will never been happy and i’m no 63….

  • lisa says:

    What ever happened to the Beagles already on the plane? Could we pleae have an update to their whereabouts or fate.

  • Mara says:

    This is great news hope others can follow by preventing these poor helpless animals for being shipped to these god awful labs !!!

  • Theresa A. Felske says:

    For all the dogs and cats you have helped…Thank You!!!

  • myrna haga says:

    Did they save the animals already on board…..

  • Miho Reed says:

    Thank you Lufthansa!!!!!

  • Anita Virginillo says:

    Thank you Luftansa on behalf of all the needless suffering of animals not wanting to be a part of it.

  • rio says:

    heygr8 job by management at Lufthansa

  • Hector Chavez says:

    Love PETA you guys are admirables god bless everyone!

  • Rudek says:

    Thanks Lufthansa that’s great and shows Corporate Responsibility! Thanks again for this action. Kind regards Barbara Rudek

  • Henry says:

    thank for your action! Sorry i don’t skeak enghish I use google translate but it is not perfect!

  • Ilda Assaf Jackmakian says:

    This s great!! If only more co. and gov. were that sensitive to animal rights issues or at least concerned about their public image!!

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  • massimo says:

    I would like that you open a campaign that on the airplaine would be forced to serve only a vegetarian meal or vegan only no meat at all.this is the new step to take to send the message around the world.also because the future is in the air and this sick they have to stop to eat meat.cruelty free mean to fly.send a new campaign out please

  • Thomas Wittkowski says:

    Thank you!

  • Jackie says:

    I’m glad. I hope my personal message telling them they’re responsible for the suffering of the animals in part by helping them get to the torturers more quickly changed their mind. It really must suck to realize that your participating in the torturing of innocents. I can’t believe they’d be so ignorant as to not see that they might as well be torturing the animals themselves by participating in such a program. Apparently though it took a writing campaign for them to finally realize it’s no different then them shipping off human babies to be tormented in the name of science.

  • travis craighead says:

    Thank you Lufthansa. Hopefully other airlines will follow in your footsteps. Dont stop here make this applicable to all animals. thank you again!

  • Elsa Gutierrez Pesce says:

    Thank you PETA!!! thank you thank you thank you so much!

  • Deyan says:

    I am so happy that they responded so quickly! I hope that their response with respect to ALL animals will be just as quick! My only concern is the fate of those poor Beagles from before the policy…

  • Margaret Baxter says:

    I would like to know what happened to these animals. Were they sent to a rescue facility or have they already been picked up and sent off for experimentation. How cruel.

  • Zukie Sarantos says:

    I was upset at first to hear the story about the beagles being shipped to Lufthansa so I acted upon it immeadiately. I was very happy to hear that the beagles and other animals will be protected now.

  • Rachel says:

    I have two rescued beagles and just imagining them suffering like that breaks my heart. How wonderful of Lufthansa for reacting so quickly! Humility and compassion are contagious lets hope this inspires other companies to follow suit!

  • vanna says:

    ALL SPECIES!!!!!

  • Julie Wheeler says:

    That is great news! Yay!!!

  • Tania says:

    This is amazing Peta. Congrats!!!

  • Jennifer Gervase says:

    Thank you !