Getting from Point A to Point B is a simple concept we often take for granted. Commercial airlines are not only responsible for the safe delivery of human passengers to their destination, but they also safely and humanely transport research animals. Unfortunately, opponents to animal research have engaged in tactics of harassment, protests, and public smear campaigns in an effort to end the transportation of vital animal models involved in studies worldwide, which stand to better both human and animal health.
A lack of availability of certain research animal models could mean the future of medical progress is jeopardized. That's why several medical research organizations have begun speaking out regarding the imperative nature of research animal transportation. To learn more about the safe transport of research animals by air and why it is such an important issue, see the statements below.
VIDEO: Why Animals Are Needed In Research
NABR Posts on Transportation
As you know, the transportation of lab animals for lifesaving and life-improving biomedical research is an important concern for the […]Read More ›
Recently, those who oppose animal research have engaged in harassment, protests, and public smear campaigns to end the transportation of […]Read More ›
(An abridged repost from Agence France Presse; "Air France to continue transporting lab monkeys") May 21, 2015 Air France will […]Read More ›
NABR has added an important new section to its website titled, Air Transport: No Cargo, No Cure. Opponents to animal […]Read More ›
RESEARCH ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT STATEMENTS
NAS, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR): Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals
New York University (NYU): Statement
International Air Transportation Association (IATA): The Global Standard for the Transportation of Live Animals by Air
United Kingdom's Minister of State for Universities and Science: Letter
University of Michigan: Statement
University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Institute of Neuroinformatics: Statement
Washington University in St. Louis: Statement