Etihad to transport at risk animals for free


Etihad Cargo has launched a Forever Home policy to support not-for-profit transport of live animals at risk. It will consider requests from bona fide rescue and animal welfare organisations. Senior vice president sales and cargo, Martin Drew, said: “As one of the first airlines to sign the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Declaration, Etihad Cargo has a strong track record in animal welfare. Forever Home expands that commitment to cover all animals – whether they are pets, racehorses, or exotic species. All rescue requests will be subject to due diligence and, if approved, the rescue organisations or individuals can be assured of specialised animal transportation at the best possible rate.”

The UAE’s national carrier recently earned IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Live certification for its LiveAnimals service.