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The House approves the project that forces airlines to track pets

The text goes to the vote in the Senate

On Wednesday (8) the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that obliges airlines to offer transport services for dogs and cats in the aircraft cabin. Under the project, pets will be able to travel with passengers on domestic flights.

To come into force, the matter will still have to be approved by the Senate and sanctioned by the Presidency of the Republic.

The project also provides that companies must offer tracking services for transported animals. Airports with circulation exceeding 600 thousand passengers per year will have to equip themselves with veterinarians to monitor the boarding, disembarking and accommodation procedures of passengers. pets.

Joca case

Last week several airports in the country registered demonstrations in favor of regulating the air transport of animals.

The mobilization took place after the death of Joca, a Golden retrievers four-year-old child dies during a flight operated by Gol.

Last month, Joca was sent by his tutor to Sao Paulo Sinop (MT). However, the shipping box was put on a flight to Fortaleza. Then, the dog was sent back to Sao Paulo. On the way back Joca could not endure the total eight hours of travel and died.

After the episode, the National Agency for Civil Aviation (Anac) and the Civil Police of São Paulo began investigating the case.

In a note released after the episode, Gol expressed solidarity and regret for the loss of the animal. The company also announced the suspension of the air transport of animals for 30 days.

Source: Terra

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