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    01-18-2013, 04:55 PM
  #21
Weanling
Jaydee, if I may ask, how much did it cost to ship one horse by air?
     
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    01-18-2013, 05:19 PM
  #22
Trained
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Only according to you. You also haven't proved me wrong yet :)
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You're right. However. Lack of being able to provide evidence of animals being killed by pilots (by news articles, PETA freaking out about it, etc..) would lead a normal person to reason that it is not a widely (or at all) accepted practice. As well other posters have confirmed that horses do, in fact, always travel supervised by humans. Therefore the oxygen would not be "sucked out" of the cargo hold because of humans being present.
Which IMO is proof enough.

To state such an absurd thing as animals being killed by suffocation on the whim of a pilot, without proof, is hearsay.
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    01-18-2013, 07:12 PM
  #23
Foal
I personally always hire someone to transport my horses, after doing plenty of research. So far I've had good luck. I also don't have a trucker trailer. On a side note, how's life in Alaska? Always wanted to live there? Was never sure if I could afford to bring my horses though.
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    01-18-2013, 07:23 PM
  #24
Weanling
Thank you again for the stories and opinions! I still haven't made up my mind yet, but will continue to research my options.

Fivecardstudpts- Alaska is awesome. I live on one of the islands so we tend to not get as the severest weather that the interior gets. The whole place is gorgeous. Amazing wildlife that is everywhere. The big downside is the cost of everything, food, fuel, transport, shipping... But it's still one of the few places I will choose to live! (Big bonus: no ticks, very few fleas, no poisonous snakes or spiders!)
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    01-18-2013, 08:08 PM
  #25
Weanling
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
The pilots that fly with these animals in the cargo hold. The simple fact is they will not risk a fire on a plane with humans if they can put it out. What does a fire need? Oxygen. So without filling the cargo hold with water what is the easiest way to put out a fire? Take out the oxygen it needs to live. They will not state that as a possibility if you sign up to put fluffy in the cargo hold below the passengers. And the fact remains that sometimes they have faulty fire alarms and there is no fire. But they cannot send someone down there to check.
As someone who HAS flown with horses on CARGO flights, I CAN tell you that you source does need to be checked. If there is a fire water isn't going to be a good idea as it will more then likely be electrical. Think about it. It's not like we're busting out space heaters in there. It is very cold, wearing a down jacket (if your like me) cold.

I also flew with fruit and veggies, flowers, cars and other a sorted crap. It's not just one plane packed with horses, unless it is some thing pretty major ( olympics, WEG, Major racing event) and then it's like a charter flight for horses but, it's still cold!
     
    01-19-2013, 02:22 AM
  #26
Trained
Good Luck in Alaska
And good luck with getting your horse there as well
Alaska is a very nice place very cold
Keep warm
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    01-19-2013, 10:29 AM
  #27
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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
     
    01-20-2013, 03:03 PM
  #28
Weanling
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Originally Posted by jaydee    
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!!!
"Financially sensible" is a non-existent term when you love your animals. I recently spent $5500 to fix a badly broken leg on a dog. Everyone told me to put her down. It's been two years, and I'm INCREDIBLY happy I made the decision to keep her

Very interesting and thank you for replying :)
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    01-22-2013, 04:39 PM
  #29
Weanling
A student of mine was going to move to Alaska with two horses, she found it was easier by air (and actually fed ex....LOL).
     

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