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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:56 AM
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Delta bans bulldogs on flights
Delta bans bulldogs on flights

ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines has put bulldogs on its no-fly list, a move welcomed by animal advocates after a string of deaths involving the breed.

Of the 16 pets that died on Delta flights in 2010, six were bulldogs.

Delta in February said it would no longer carry American, English and French bulldogs, based on its review of animal incidents last year.

Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the airline saw a pattern involving animals susceptible to respiratory problems.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/apr/07/delta-...
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Loudmxr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:05 AM
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1. Delta bans Bulldogs because of fights.... no wait. I misread that. Sniffy cute little things.
I have had my problems getting a little doggy, from Pasadena, back from the Philippines. So I know how fragile dogs can be.

BTW we gave up and adopted her sister .... and then her brother. Shitting and pissing machines. But so cute. Kiss me!!!
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:22 AM
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2. Maybe we shouldn't breed dogs that can't breath?
As far as I am concerned, breeding dogs for exaggerated conformational characteristics regardless of viability is sick.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:23 AM
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3. Agreed.
nt

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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:10 AM
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7. +1 billion squared times pi.
Common sense is such a turn on.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:52 AM
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4. Q: Is it the exaggeratedly short snout or the protruding chest?
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:08 AM
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5. Snout.
They also have restrictions on other snub-nosed breeds. Pugs, I think.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:10 AM
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6. It's a conspiracy by the boarding kennel industry.
Yeah...that's the ticket.
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