Similar incidents are not isolated. On August 1 this year, owing to the carelessness of a baggage handler at Ollie Airport, the cats pet box fell off the conveyor belt and was left on the runway, unable to board with its owner.
On August 15, passenger Laura flew to Gabon from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to hand over a dog and two cats to the airline, but a baggage handler accidentally dropped the animal suitcase and three-year-old pet cat, Mogito, died instantly. Air France said it would conduct an internal investigation, but Laura demanded compensation for Mogitos tickets and condemned that airlines must treat animals like human passengers.
Sarah, a resident of Evelyn province in Paris, has recovered her cat Rustey after more than nine months. On August 31, 2018, Sarah boarded a plane at Ollie Airport for Reunion Island. When she was seated firmly, a staff member of ICA Bee Airlines informed her of the unfortunate news that Rusty, 4, had disappeared at the baggage sorting office. Sarah immediately got off the plane to look for the cat, but did not find it. In June, airport employees called Sarah to say that a cat, possibly Rustey, had appeared. At the reunion, Sarah recognized Rusty at a glance, but her hair was dry, her nails were broken and she was exhausted. Sarah filed a claim with the parent company of Bee Airlines, Caribbean Airlines.
A security official at the Paris Airport Group said that negligence in animal transport should be condemned, and revealed that in places where there is no camera monitoring, some staff will knock on animal boxes to excite them. A security guard at Ollie Airport explained that lost animals were often a kind of work negligence under pressure, and baggage handlers had to walk fast and sometimes recklessly.
Reported that the French Society for the Protection of Animals has written to Augustine de Romanne, CEO of Paris Airport Group, asking the group to conduct an internal investigation and impose sanctions on staff members who lost their jobs. But the Paris Airport Group points out that the main responsibility for caring for animals lies with airlines.
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Lin Chiheng_NY9285