Inclusiveness Is What Makes This Country

…It clarified policies regarding disabled passengers on airplanes, stating for the first time that animals used to aid people with emotional ailments like depression or anxiety should be given the same access and privileges as animals helping people with physical disabilities like blindness or deafness.
The following year appellate courts in New York State for the first time accepted tenants’ arguments in two cases that emotional support was a viable reason to keep a pet despite a building’s no-pets policy. Word of the cases and of the Transportation Department’s ruling spread, aided by television and the Internet. Now airlines are grappling with how to accommodate 200-pound dogs in the passenger cabin and even emotional-support goats.


4 Responses to “Inclusiveness Is What Makes This Country”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I think I can hear someone dancing and singing for you. I can’t imagine who that might be. ;-P

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    ‘Scuse me, I meant “for your article.”

  3. And I didn’t have to make a single thing up ~ there it was for the taking, courtesy of the NYT.
    Did you read the whole thing? People are incredible.
    Honey, pack up the Scotties, we’re hittin’ the road and all the best joints in towen!

  4. Mike Rentner says:

    We all know what kind of people need goats for their emotional well being. They’re the broke back shepherds.
    I got a kick out of the woman who threatened to be hostile if she didn’t get her way to eat in a restaurant with a dog.
    Some people are worse than children. It’s pathetic.
    Let’s hope this fad dies quickly, and real service animals for people who really need animals, such as the blind or paraplegics are the only ones allowed to bring animals where not otherwise allowed.

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