JUSTICE FOR KOKITO!
As you’ve probably heard, United Airlines is facing ANOTHER scandal, as an attendant on flight #1284 forced a family to store their 10-month-old Frenchie in the overhead compartment. Sadly, the pup didn’t survive the flight and the family is, rightfully, outraged.
Since the story has picked up a lot of steam, it’s since been revealed that a Texas district attorney is launching an investigation into the death of the dog. Specifically, Division Chief Carvana Cloud revealed in a statement that the Animal Cruelty Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has partnered with the Animal Cruelty Taskforce to review the troubling case.
Cloud noted to People:
“After law enforcement concludes their investigation, we will review their findings and make an appropriate decision based on the applicable law and facts. At this time, no charges have been filed and our office will not make any charging decisions until the investigation is complete.”
ON @KPRC2 @5 RE: UNITED DOG DEATH:
“We have a task force, an animal cruelty task force led by precinct 5 and they are conducting the investigation.” -Carvana Cloud, Chief of @HarrisCountyDAO Animal Cruelty Division telling me they are going to review what law enforcement finds. pic.twitter.com/IYukUfzBYL
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Mario Diaz (@KPRC2Mario) March 14, 2018
We’re glad to hear this!!
In a recent letter by Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana to United Airlines President J. Scott Kirby, it was cited that “18 of the 24 animals who died in major U.S. airlines’ care last year were in the care of United.” Smh.
I sent a letter to the president of @united demanding an immediate explanation for the number of animals who have died recently in United Airlines├óΓé¼Γäó care. https://t.co/wU6eudMaUm
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) March 14, 2018
“This pattern of animal deaths and injuries is simply inexcusable. For many people, pets are members of the family. They should not be treated like insignificant cargo. Frankly, they shouldn’t be placed in the cargo hold much less an overhead bin.”
United Airlines spokesperson Maggie Schmerin previously shared that the airline takes full responsibility for the “tragic accident” and, in order to avoid further incidents, “will issue bright colored bag tags to customers traveling with in-cabin pets.”
Kokito’s death wasn’t the only pet related snafu the company faced this month. On Tuesday, a family who recently moved to Kansas learned their dog, a German Shepherd named Irgo, was flown to JAPAN instead of their new home state. Good lord.
Clearly, United needs to get their shit together.