U.S. tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

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U.S. tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

No more turtles, cats, pigs – or peacocks
A service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise in Newark, N.J. The Department of Transportation issued a final rule Dec. 2 covering service animals. The rule says only dogs can qualify, and they have to be specially trained to help a person with disabilities. For years, some travelers have been bringing untrained dogs and other kinds animals on board by claiming they need the animal for emotional support.

U.S. tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

A service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise in Newark, N.J. The Department of Transportation issued a final rule Dec. 2 covering service animals. The rule says only dogs can qualify, and they have to be specially trained to help a person with disabilities. For years, some travelers have been bringing untrained dogs and other kinds animals on board by claiming they need the animal for emotional support.
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