The more these carrier companies realize the harm that animals are subjected to during shipment, the more likely they are to change.
To FedEx and UPS for their decisions to discontinue shipping specific species of animals destined for research laboratories.
According to a news article, FedEx and UPS have joined other carriers, including airlines, in declining to ship mammals and nonhuman primates destined for research laboratories. “For researchers who rely on lab animals shipped from distant sources, and for the companies that breed them, the options are narrowing again.”
Live animal transports are often thought of when we consider farmed animals being shipped to slaughter houses. But literally billions of animals are shipped around the world for any number of purposes—to appear in shows and other forms of entertainment, to be sent to zoos and aquariums, to wind up in research laboratories, and, of course, to be slaughtered.
The more the various transport companies realize the harm they are involved in by sending these animals to, in many cases, certain death, and in most other cases lives made miserable by their incarceration in cages, the more these companies will opt out of the live animal transport business and opt into the business of being compassionate carriers.
Take Action: Send a note of thanks to both FedEx and UPS for their decisions to opt out of shipping specific species of animals destined for research laboratories. Encourage them to opt out of shipping any live animals who will wind up in biomedical research laboratories.
Frederick W. Smith
Chairman, President, and CEO
942 South Shady Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38119
D. Scott Davis, CEO
United Parcel Services, Inc.
55 Glenlake Parkway Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30328