Dog Lovers Barking Mad Over Qantas Terrier Ban

Staffordshire Terrier © Jamie Dobson

In a move that has enraged dog lovers, Australian airline Qantas has introduced a policy banning the transportation of Staffordshire Terriers as cargo.

The carrier has a list of prohibited dog breeds that it will not carry due to the airline’s concerns about their aggressiveness and out of concern for the safety of its employees. Staffordshire Terriers are the latest addition to this list.

Critics have poked a hole in this argument, however, by pointing out that the airline still permits ferocious creatures such as crocodiles and lions to be transported as cargo aboard its flights.

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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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