October 03, 2018

Cortez Masto Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Animals on Airplanes Included in Final Passage of FAA Bill

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the passage of her bipartisan bill with Senator John Kennedy (R-La.), the Welfare of Our Furry Friends (WOOFF) Act, in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. This provision will make it unlawful for any person to place a live animal in an overhead storage compartment of an aircraft. 

“The prohibition included in this legislation to ensure that live animals are not placed in aircraft overheard storage compartments is needed to ensure the safety and protection of our pets while traveling. This bill will reduce the risk of needless deaths of animals because of human neglect and carelessness. I applaud my colleagues for supporting this measure.”