Starting in June, United Airlines will no longer accept 21 breeds of dogs and four breeds of cats in their cargo holds.
KATE GIBSON: ‘Fewer animals will be flying thanks to new rules by the carrier prohibiting all but dogs and cats in cargo, and even then more than 20 breeds of felines and canines are banned. After the death of a 10-month-old puppy in an overhead compartment on a United flight in March — a month that also saw the airline loading three dogs onto the wrong planes — the company stopped taking new cargo reservations for four-legged travelers pending a review.
Starting in June, United will resume flights for dogs and cats transported in planes’ cargo holds. Notably, however, it will no longer accept 21 breeds of dogs and four breeds of cats (see below for a complete list). The ban on “brachycephalic” (or short- or snub-nosed) dogs and cats and strong-jawed breeds comes “out of concern for higher adverse health risks,” the airline said’. SOURCE…