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Author Topic: Changing TSA requirements for pets-pls sign this petition!  (Read 2844 times)
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Sandi K
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« on: December 28, 2012, 08:23:29 AM »

I saw this today and am posting in hopes of getting the word out so more signatures can be added to this petition.  Its an attempt to change TSA's requirements that a cat has to be taken out of their carrier as they go through check-through.  We had a similar experience although thankfully our cat didnt escape.  We had to take KiKi to Seattle for her I131 treatment and they made us take her out of her carrier, in the open, to walk holding her through the security machine.  We had asked them for a private room for the security check and they refused!  So as I was walking through holding her, I heard them ask my husband if he wanted a private room for his security check!  So apparently it was OK to offer a private room for humans but not pets.  Our poor kitty was scared enough as it was, but then having to take her out of her carrier which provided some sense of security for her, made her even more scared.  She was wriggling a lot bu thankfully I held on and got her back in her carrier as quick as I could.  But as we all know, it can only take a split-second for them to get loose and the situation going from bad to terrible.  So, please sign this petition if you can.  Thanks everyone!

http://www.change.org/petitions/transportation-safety-administration-stop-losing-our-pets?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15894&alert_id=lGihMbebuD_dRVeCrAtqc

Also, Im not on Facebook but there is a button for those who are to be able to share it....

http://www.change.org/petitions/transportation-safety-administration-stop-losing-our-pets?utm_campaign=new_signature&utm_medium=email&utm_source=signature_receipt#share
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 09:22:38 AM »

Thanks for posting this Sandi  Kiss
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 04:28:50 PM »

Signed and I hope everyone will !
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 10:44:32 PM »

Any of the Canadian carriers have no problem with doing a "private search" when a pet is traveling in the cabin with a person. It's ridiculous not to and then have to call Kat Albrecht because another cat is lost at an airport.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 09:45:36 AM »

Signed and let's hope there will be some changes

Here's an Itchmo posting I did in a similar situation in January of this year


   Cat escapes on plane, delays flight 4 hours

Travelers and crew members on an Air Canada plane got some in-flight entertainment after a cat got loose on board the plane in Halifax yesterday morning.
 
Ripples, a 10-year-old tabby cat, was traveling with his owner Debbie Harris on the flight from Halifax to Toronto when he escaped from his carry-on crate, which hadn't been fastened properly after a security check.
 
Ripples then took off into the plane's cabin and hid in a small opening beneath the cockpit
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The cat managed to delay the flight for more than four hours before he was placed in the luggage compartment for the duration of the flight to Toronto.

There are two videos back-to-back

http://atlantic.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120125/cat_plane_120125/20120125?hub=AtlanticHome

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 09:52:24 PM »

I thought I would bump this up in case people didnt see it. 
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