The Basic Principles of Live Animal Transportation

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Today, the transportation of both domestic and wild animals is an everyday occurrence. Parks and zoos transport a wide variety of animals from around the world and rely on air and surface transportation to move animals between institutions, for breeding programs, conservation, rescue, reintroductions into the wild, etc.

Transporting live animals is a serious business that should only be carried out by experts. Being a professional, you have to be familiar and comply with the applicable legal framework concerning the means of transportation, authorization, registration, animal identification, veterinary regulations, and CITES. Sound knowledge of animals, animal behavior, care and handling as well as thorough planning, organizational and communication skills are essential to make an animal shipment a successful shipment.

This presentation highlights the basic principles to meet today's challenges in national and international live animal transportation.