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Turkish Cargo defends animal rights, contributes to survival of the wild life

[ August 1, 2018   //   ]

Offering service to 122 countries and being the fastest-growing air cargo brand around the world, Turkish Cargo, pays utmost care for transportation of the animals threatened with extinction, and contributes to the survival of the wild life thanks to the special cargo transportation service it offers.

In Africa, the natural habitat of wild animals, various animal species, in particular hundreds of rhinos, elephants, lions, tigers, cheetahs, hippopotamus, are being slaughtered in consequence of illegal hunting, each year.   Having ratified the “United For Wildlife (Buckingham Palace) Declaration (UFW)” on November 7, 2017, for the purpose of preventing illegal wildlife trade and increasing the industrial awareness thereto, Turkish Airlines has highlighted its cognizance of the live animal transportation processes and animal rights.

In respect of the live animal transportation service, it offers to its customers; Turkish Cargo, which transports only the animals born under protection from/to the qualified zoos, private institutions or recognized protection and rehabilitation centers as accompanied by the authorized and specialized crew members and keepers, takes the IATA LAR regulations and the CITES guidelines as the reference for the acceptance, storage and shipment processes, and it strictly implements the documentation, packing, labeling and marking guidelines, as described under the said regulations, during the course of performance of the live animal transportation process.