Turkish Cargo joins Animal Transportation Association

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Jan 15, 2019: Turkish Cargo has joined Animal Transportation Association, one of the international organizations which aims to transport live animals at secure and ideal conditions.

The organisation that includes various members such as airlines, freight forwarders, marine companies, public institutions, universities, research agencies, animal breeders and veterinarians, supports regulations on the international transportation requirements for live animals, as well as any and all initiatives taken to that end.

The non-profit organisation offers several opportunities to its members such as assistance in finding reliable and reputable animal carriers; more than 200 requests for transportation on annual basis; sharing Best Practices Manual. It also provides opportunity to establish contact with the institutions and organisations such as CITES, OIE, the concerned Ministries and customs offices.

In 2017, the airline adopted the `United for Wildlife Buckingham Palace Declaration (UFW).

The Istanbul-based carrier has not only become a member to the Animal Transportation Association, but also takes the IATA LAR (IATA Live Animals Regulations) in all its acceptance, storage and transportation processes for the live animal transportation service.

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