Monday, August 23, 2010

Flying Bulldogs Get to Heaven Faster

From the U.S. Department of Transportation comes a press release noting that:

“Short-faced” dog breeds such as pugs and bulldogs represent about half of the dogs that die while being transported by their owners as cargo, a significantly higher rate of mortality than for other dog breeds, according to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Some airlines forbid short-snouted breeds from flying as cargo during the hot months.

1 comment:

Jess said...

Did you know that brachycephalic breeds are over-represented in getting a type of cancer called a chemodectoma, which occurs in a group of cells called chemoreceptors which measure chemical changes in the body. Like oxygen levels. Could it be because such dogs are chronically oxygen starved? Naahh, couldn't be, I mean, they're not passing out or anything, are they?