GENERAL TIPS ON ANIMAL TRANSPORT
This article was written under extreme moral influence, and we believe the readers will understand its importance. This is a sensitive matter which has already been discussed for years – animal transportation.
The tips collected in this article are also influenced by the Animal Welfare Act, as well as the various regulations meant to protect our animals.
TIP #1: THIS IS AN ACTUAL LIVING BEING
You are not dealing with an inanimate object, and it is not a plant. This is an actual living, breathing being, capable of feeling and comprehension. Therefore, your moral standards should be humane standards for all purposes.
TIP #2: LEGAL ASPECT
There are many organizations fighting for animals rights, respect and welfare. These organizations are the voice of the animals. They are highly active and alert, and work hard in locating perpetrators who do not obey the Animal Welfare Act. This tip should not intimidate you; it’s purpose is to simply let you know about the sacred work these organizations do. Beyond mere moral acts, these are also law enforcing activities.
By law, there is an absolute forbiddance on torturing animals. Animal torture also includes transporting animals in unfitting vehicles. In addition, there are two main important points in regard to keeping animals safe.
First, the transport should be as short as possible; there should not be any breaks, certainly such that last an entire night. The transportation should be continuous and smooth as possible, and the animal duration in the cages should be minimized as possible.
Second, animals should be allowed shelter from weather. Do not transport animals in cages open to rain or hail and allow them to suffer.
The cage sizes and maximum sized animals should also be addressed, but these are just simple instructions with the most basic humane perspective in mind.
TIP #3: THIS WILL SAVE YOU MONEY
Pay attention that while looking for a professional animal transporter, who owns a valid permit and a suitable vehicle, you will likely get some offers from amateurs who are just trying to find the easiest way to make a few quick extra bucks, without really caring about doing a professional job. It is likely that a “cheap” transportation will lead to animal death for improper conditions. And it is likely that the monetary loss you will sustain on the dead animals will be far greater than what it would cost you to hire a professional moving service.