A non-profit association dedicated to the safe and humane transportation of animals - worldwide.
What is ATA?
Today, the transportation of animals is an everyday occurrence in the global economy. The transport of livestock is a critical component to the food supply chain to help developing nations feed their people. Parks and zoos import and export a wide variety of animals from around the world, helping to ensure specie survival. Cattle breeders and farmers rely on air, marine, and surface transportation to acquire livestock. And in a global society, countless families who relocate to different areas of the world often transport their pets with them.
ATA provides an important opportunity for individuals, businesses, organizations and groups involved in any phase of animal transportation to become part of an international effort to find solutions to a variety of problems related to the transport of animals. At the same time, members are linked to information, resources, contacts, and key developments in the field that can help them provide better services and conditions for animals in transit. ATA provides a means for making research needs known, encouraging research, and disseminating findings. The organization further encourages uniform and effective international regulations and humane handling of live animals. Every ATA member agrees to accept and support ATA's Statement of Policies.
ATA Statement of Policies
The Animal Air Transportation Association (ATA) was organized in 1976 in response to the concerns of industry leaders, government officials, and humane association representatives. In 1989, the name of ATA was changed to "The Animal Transportation Association" to emphasize that sea, air, and land transport are of equal importance in the safe and humane transport of animals.
The ATA's members comprise the entire spectrum of those concerned with the transportation of animals: Airlines, Truckers & Shipping Firms; Government Agencies throughout the world; Universities & Research Organizations; Breeders; Importers/Exporters; Veterinarians; et. al.