Originally Posted by SnowCowgirl
jaydee, if I may ask, how much did it cost to ship one horse by air?
You are going to colour me certifiable here
but it cost us the equivalant of about $25K at todays exchange rate - though this was everything from the moment they left our UK yard to the moment they arrived on our US yard, they also organised all the paperwork
In my (weak) defence we were a company relocation and did get a pretty generous 'disturbance' compensation
The whole moving thing threw up so much emotional trauma for me that bringing our animals did alleviate a lot of that in terms of what I was having to give up. Common sense tells me that financially it was a bad decision but when we think about returning to europe I know in my heart that we would do it all again!!!
We also brought 3 dogs with us on our flight - they survived just fine in cargo. I have no idea about the whole oxygen getting sucked out thing - but can't help but think if there was that state of emergency animals would have to be the last concern and the lives of everyone on the flight would be a high risk anyway.
I don't recall signing anything that granted permission to 'kill' horses or dogs though in certain situations where they were presenting a risk to other life or were in dreadful pain then euthanasia would be the right thing to do