In the last week of October, it was revealed that Spanish airlines Iberia and Air Europa refuse to transport laboratory animals to and from the Canary Islands, the Spanish territory located off the coast of Morocco. The embargo affects around 30 research projects funded by national funding agencies, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and other European programmes.

EARA, together with the Spanish Society of Laboratory Animal Sciences (SECAL) and the regional government, is seeking a meeting with Iberia to learn the reasons for this embargo and propose possible solutions to the problem. Please contact Emma (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)if you would like to learn more about EARA's engagement with laboratory animal transport providers in Spain.

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