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  • #61
    I think we can all agree this is fabulous news:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...id=hp_dontmiss

    Airlines don't have to transport them any more! This is a return to sanity.

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    • #62
      Isn't this just changing the name from emotional support animal to psychiatric service animal?

      Different rules. Different letters. Same nonsense.

      Maybe no horses so I guess that is a win.
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      • #63
        Only dogs. No peacocks. Have to have specific training, at least per this article. My hope is licensing is soon to follow.

        https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other...es/ar-BB1bBlSN

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Lordosis View Post
          Maybe no horses so I guess that is a win.
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          Ironically mini horses are the only other animals currently used as true service animals (they can be trained to lead the blind and are useful for people with dog allergies, plus they have a much longer working life than dogs do).

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          • #65
            Originally posted by artemis View Post

            Ironically mini horses are the only other animals currently used as true service animals (they can be trained to lead the blind and are useful for people with dog allergies, plus they have a much longer working life than dogs do).
            Fine. No peacocks

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            • #66
              Originally posted by artemis View Post

              Ironically mini horses are the only other animals currently used as true service animals (they can be trained to lead the blind and are useful for people with dog allergies, plus they have a much longer working life than dogs do).
              plus they make for funny tweets https://twitter.com/ecnowak/status/1...164904960?s=21

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              • #67
                Monkeys for quadriplegia?

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by artemis View Post

                  Ironically mini horses are the only other animals currently used as true service animals (they can be trained to lead the blind and are useful for people with dog allergies, plus they have a much longer working life than dogs do).
                  Pretty sure miniature horses won't fit in the leg area on a plane.

                  Also LOL at the 2 animal maximum.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Shant View Post
                    Monkeys for quadriplegia?
                    Not recognized as legit support animals yet. Maybe someday.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by childay View Post

                      Pretty sure miniature horses won't fit in the leg area on a plane.
                      Believe it or not, they can! They're about the size of a large dog, and I've seen several pictures of them flying (generally in the bulkhead row). But they're sufficiently uncommon that I can see why they've been omitted from the list of service animals that can travel on a commercial plane.

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                      • #71
                        Resuscitating to say I got called an A hole today because I wouldn't write an ESA letter. Great parenting.

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                        • #72
                          I've also been receiving terrible looks when I'm out in public with my emotional support bat. This didn't happen before 2020 for some reason.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by CordMcNally View Post
                            I've also been receiving terrible looks when I'm out in public with my emotional support bat. This didn't happen before 2020 for some reason.
                            What a weird coincidence, before 2020 I never got a second look with my emotional support pangolin, now I get a lot of snide comments and nasty looks. I really don’t get it…

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                            • #74
                              I was asked to give a letter for ESA to avoid an apartment surcharge on rental. I told them to discuss with their PCP or psychiatrist. Once I go down that rabbit hole, there is no escaping.

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                              • #75
                                Heard this on Wait, Wait....

                                Universities are now getting request for pets as ESA .... but the twist is that this request for pet is to be an an emotionally support animal for the other pet they already have. The first pet gets lonely while the student is at class, and needs its own ESA.

                                Only in Universities here can such things occur. It may not be a dorm any more, but more a zoo.

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