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.
17 Dogs Caged In Warehouse Without Food Or Water, One Dead After Flight To Chicago https://t.co/QvDtdPbX37 pic.twitter.com/NwBpRtLnD5
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) September 2, 2020
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.