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Airline Rejects Passenger's 'Emotional Support Peacock' Demand

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Jerome, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Jerome

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    Note the poop under the bird in one of the photos? THAT is not allowed. But fortunately the airline made the right choice in this matter. A peacock doesn't qualify to be a service animal so ......
     
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    I recently read an article where people are presenting their dogs as being service dogs but they really aren't. I guess it's becoming a problem.
     
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    A lady charged publically that Noah's Ark in Kentucky refused to allow her service dog into the Ark Encounter. Ken Ham said that upon checking into the incident that his staff had records that the lady would not show any papers that the dog was a service dog. He said that she was welcome at the Ark Encounter and her dog also if she could show that it was a service animal.

    The public can be tedious.
     
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    But.....only 2 dogs at one time. :)
     
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    The "emotional support" junk has gotten way out of hand. People are claiming they have a "service animal", when they really don't, and people are getting hurt. People have just gone nuts over animals. No matter if the dog IS or IS NOT a "service animal" it should be muzzled on an airplane.
    Video: Emotional support dog attacks passenger on flight
     
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    Actually, the Ark Encounter broke the law. They cannot ask for proof to show that the dog was a service dog. They ARE allowed to ask IF the dog is a service dog and what service does the dog perform. "Emotional support" animals are not covered by the ADA and you can usually discern whether or not the animal is one that is covered under the ADA guidelines. Also, if the animal is causing trouble, the organization/store/facility can ask the person with the animal to leave even if it is a true service dog. So if the dog were to start barking, bite, growl, defacate or anything like that, they can be asked to leave.
     
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    If it tries to stick it's nose to anything that's trouble enough. Sometimes my wife and grandchildren hang out in my store and I'm responsible for their safety. So if anyone tries to walk in with something like a "pit bull" type dog they will immediately be asked to leave. I can ask the "powers that be" forgiveness later.
     
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    No, a legitimate service animal should not be muzzled. An emotional support animal is not a service animal. Its a scam to not have to pay for the animal to fly as baggage.
     
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    Don't worry about the "pit bull type." Worry about the Chows, Akitas, and Rotweilers.
     
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    Oh, well, I doubt if the Ark broke the law--I probably misunderstood what they wrote. Nevertheless, I am unable to find the statement on the website so maybe they took it down. They did seem to think that the dog was merely a pet so they probably followed the procedure that you outlined. They are quite sophisticated there. Although they are guarding against terrorist attacks, the security is low profile. The days that I was there the crowd was wall-to-wall, so to speak. They have to have excellent security because there are rare copies of Scripture there on loan from the Museum of the Bible and other places.
     
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    Gal flushes her 'emotional support hamster' down airport toilet after airline wouldn't let her fly with it.

    pennlive.com/news/2018/02/airline_denies_telling_former.html

    Belen Aldecosea, a college student from Miami Beach, says she had flush little "Pebbles" as she felt her only other option was to release it outside in the cold:
     
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    I would ask those to leave as well.
     
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