4:56 am April 6, 2011, by Henry Unger
Delta has put bulldogs on its no-fly list — a move welcomed by animal advocates after a string of deaths involving the breed, AJC reporter Kelly Yamanouchi writes.
Of the 16 pets that died on Delta flights last year, six were bulldogs, Yamanouchi reports.
Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the airline saw a pattern involving animals susceptible to respiratory problems.
Other major carriers also have restrictions on carrying bulldogs and some other breeds, or simply do not carry pets in cargo holds at all, Yamanouchi reports.
What do you think of the practice? Do you use it? If you own a bulldog, how will you transport your dog now? Or will you decide to leave the dog home, if possible, by making other arrangements?
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
For instant updates, follow me on Twitter.
Get inside Atlanta\'s and national business news and how it affects you.