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United Airlines will ban 25 pet breeds when it resumes transportation of pets in its airplane cargo holds next month, the carrier announced Tuesday.
Why it matters: This comes after the death of a dog in March when an attendant told an owner to to place the dog’s carrying case in an overhead luggage compartment during a 3.5-hour flight. The airlines said the restrictions are meant to improve the well-being of all pets. United had accounted for 18 of the 24 animals that died on a major U.S. carrier last year, per the U.S. Department of Transportation.