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Mercrury Responds to PETA

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June 11, 2018

Ms. Amanda Nordstrom
Company Liaison
Laboratory Investigations Department
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
VIA EMAIL: AmandaN@peta.org

Re: Air Bridge Cargo is NOT a Mercury Air Cargo Customer

Dear Ms. Nordstrom:

I am writing in response to the emails you have sent to Mercury Air Cargo executives as well as the Chairman & CEO of Mercury Air Group alleging that Mercury Air Cargo provides air cargo handling services for Air Bridge Cargo at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

You and your organization are spreading misinformation—including by sending approximately 400 emails to Mercury personnel and contacting Mercury’s customers—which needs to stop immediately.

Air Bridge Cargo has not been a Mercury Air Cargo customer for more than one year as you have been repeatedly told. Air Bridge Cargo is handled by Qantas Airways at LAX. According to their website, they can be contacted at: (310) 981-0428. Just ask them who their handling company is. This is something you should have done before harassing Mercury and our employees.

You have also asked about Mercury’s handling of “live monkeys.” Mercury Air Cargo does not currently handle any “live monkeys” for our LAX air cargo customers.

With that said, should we ever handle any animals, we would follow all U.S. aviation laws and applicable local regulations as well as fully comply with the International Air Transport Association's "Live Animals Regulations," which is the worldwide standard for transporting live animals by air.

I trust this information concludes your inquiries.

Kathryn M. Schwertfeger, Esq.
General Counsel
Mercury Air Group


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