May 14, 2006

Emotional support animals

I dont quite know what to think of this. Todays New York Times had a report on what are known as Emotional support animals. Apparently now you can claim the right to bring an animal with you any where by simply saying that you need it for emotional support. In doing this you are supported by the law and also due to the disabilities act no-one can ask you for proof that your pet really is a certified support animal. On the one hand, it makes sense, I dont doubt at all that animals can help people with emotional anxieties, but how would you feel if the next time you boarded a plane, the person next to you was accompanied by an emotional support goat or duck?

To read the full article: Wagging the dog, and a Finger


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