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Airlines urged to stand firm over lab animal legal challenge

[ October 12, 2018   //   ]

Animal protectors Cruelty Free International is urging British Airways, United Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Qatar Airways to stand firm and maintain their policies not to transport laboratory animals afterthe National Association of Biomedical Research (NABR) lodged a formal complaint with the US Department of Transport (DoT) against them.

The NABR complaint claims that the four airlines are ‘discriminating’ against animal researchers by refusing to transport animals for this purpose while transporting the same species for other purposes such as companion animals, zoos or conservation.

In response, the carriers have asked that the complaint be summarily dismissed, citing a recent judicial decision regarding Delta Air Lines’ refusal to transport animal hunting ‘trophies’.


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