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United Suspends Cargo Program for Pets

Under fire for its handling of pets, United Continental Holdings Inc. will stop taking reservations for its live-animal shipping program at least until May 1 while it reviews the program.

In 2017, United had 18 pets die while being shipped in the cargo compartment under its “PetSafe” program, according to Transportation Department data.

That was double the number of deaths in 2016 for United, and three times as many deaths as American, Delta and Alaska airlines recorded collectively last year.

United says almost all the deaths…

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