United Airlines Dog Death: Senator Planning Bill To Protect Pets On Flights

United Airlines has not addressed its animal-related issues as a whole

McTavish's allegations came just four days after a 10-month-old French bulldog died on a United flight after a flight attendant urged the owner to store the pooch in an overhead bin. New York State Senator Marison Alcantara (D-Manhattan) will be joined by the dog's family, along with animal activists and their pets in a protest against the airline.

In a statement, United Airlines spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin, said, "This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin".

The pet was a dog, according to some reports.

The dog's death has gained national attention and United Airlines immediately took responsibility.

In addition to that, "Kokito's Law" would make it so pets have access to food and water, and would require animal welfare training for certain employees, CBS New York says.

A dog died when a passenger was ordered by a flight attendant to place her dog in an overhead bin during a flight from Houston to New York's Laguardia Airport.

The family's attorney said they want to know what will happen to the flight attendant involved. The airline accepted responsibility for the tragedy.

On Tuesday, United mistakenly sent a German shepherd to Japan instead of to Kansas City, Missouri.

Following Kokito's death, actress Olivia Munn told TMZ that she will never fly the airlines again.

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