Best Practices: Handling Escaped Animals by Cabin Crew

Evidence suggests that the number of incidents of live animals escaping in the cabin is increasing. The impact of this can threaten cabin safety, be intimidating for passengers and crew, and represent a potential health risk from bites, stings and animal-borne diseases.

These guidelines from IATA are designed to help if you encounter live animals on-board an aircraft. The undeclared carriage of live animals breaches airline conditions of carriage and often these animals are being smuggled by wildlife traffickers in contravention of national and international regulations.

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