Dog Dies in Airport Warehouse—PETA Wants Cargo Company Held Responsible

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

Eighteen dogs were reportedly kept trapped in cages without food or water for THREE DAYS after being flown from Amman, Jordan, to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago—and one of them, a German shepherd, was apparently found dead. According to reports, on August 31, the Chicago Police Department was alerted to dogs being kept in an airport warehouse and denied proper care. Alliance Ground International, the cargo company responsible for the incident, apparently admitted that the dogs’ release was delayed because it didn’t have the vaccination documents required for international shipping.

Alliance was reportedly issued two citations, but that’s not nearly enough—its staff should be prosecuted for cruelty to animals for the slow, awful death of the German shepherd, and the company’s U.S. Department of Agriculture license should be revoked. Alliance also handles shipments from Volga-Dnepr Airlines, which transports monkeys to the U.S. to be used in painful experiments, and that needs to stop.

The company is incompetent and uncaring and should never again be trusted with the life of any animal—including monkeys who are torn away from their families, shoved into crates, and traumatized by a transoceanic flight.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind