The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, asked the Gol airline this Wednesday “account” for the death of a dog what was sent on the wrong flighta case that has attracted great media attention in the country.

“I believe that Gol has to be held accountable and that the Anac (National Civil Aviation Agency) must supervise this… We cannot allow it to continue happening in Brazil,” declared the president, who was wearing a tie with drawings of dogs, during an event. in “protest” over the death that occurred on Monday.

The Anac reported this Wednesday that it has opened an investigation in which Gol will have three days to give a statement, and clarified that the airline companies are “responsible” for transporting pets “from boarding to receiving the animals.”

Gol, in turn, said he “deeply” regretted the death of the dog, a golden retriever named Jocaand announced that it was suspending the transportation of pets for a month to investigate the incident, which it attributed to a “operational failure”.

The airline, one of the three main airlines in Brazil, sent the pet on a flight from São Paulo to Fortaleza instead of to Sinop, the city where its owner was heading, so A two and a half hour trip turned into an almost eight hour ordeal.

According to Gol, Joca received treatment in Fortaleza before boarding again for São Paulo, but he died upon arriving at the airport where his owner was waiting for him, who has held the airline responsible for the “murder.”

The owner, João Fantazzini, said in an interview with the Globo network that Joca spent an hour and a half on the landing strip of the Fortaleza airport, locked in the cage, without eating and in about 36 degrees of temperature.

“Gol killed you, but I will always remember you. Thank you for being my partner for these five years,” Fantazzini wrote in a social media publication with photos of Joca and which has already accumulated thousands of comments of solidarity.


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