Two years ago I had pigeons sent to me by Amtrak, but where I stay they get changed to a different courier at a depot down south before heading up here.
Anyway they did not arrive the next day so I phoned them.They told me the birds went on the wrong lorry and i would get them the next day.
I went down to the depot next day to pick them up myself,I arrived just before the lorry did.
I was standing behind the lorry when they opened the door to take the cages of parcels out,I could not beleave it,my pigeons were in one of the cages with parcels and the box was on its end.Six birds standing on1.5 square foot.
I wonder if the people working in these places get any training in handling live stock.