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DOT: Short-muzzled dogs at risk

The Department of Transportation released data Friday morning that shows about half of the dogs that have died while being transported as air cargo over the last five years were breeds such as pugs and bulldogs.

Airlines have been required since May 2005 to file reports each month on pet deaths, injuries and losses that occurred during flight, DOT said.

The total number of dog deaths for the past five years is 122, more than the total for other pets (22) and the number of pets lost or injured (88). English bulldogs accounted for 25 deaths and pugs for 11. Golden and Labrador retriever breeds each accounted for seven deaths.

Here is a complete list.

What experiences have you had flying your pet in the cargo holds of planes? Post a comment below.

By Michael Bolden  | July 16, 2010; 10:19 AM ET
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Sad. :(

Posted by: DOEJN | July 16, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

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