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The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses

The Department of Transportation’s declaration that miniature horses should be prioritized as service animals has raised many questions.

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The grim effect Delta’s ESA lawsuit will have on travel

A man who was severely mauled by an emotional support animal on a Delta flight in 2017 is suing the airline and the dog’s owner for damages. An in-depth reading of the suit delivers some disturbing takeaways about the future of air travel for both humans and animals.

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Delta apologizes after customer was ‘covered’ in dog poop from seat

As you can imagine, Delta received hundreds of proposals per week; and while all are worthy, we cannot honor all requests. After careful consideration of the information provided, we are sorry to inform you that we are declining your request because the opportunity does not meet our current objectives and budget.

Thank you for thinking of Delta Air Lines, and we wish you all the best.

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So you want a letter saying you need a support dog on that flight? Here’s why a therapist might balk

“This thing has gotten out of hand,” said Jeff Younggren, a psychologist and clinical professor at the University of New Mexico, who has conducted several studies on the subject of emotional support animals.

The number of passengers flying with emotional support animals on the nation’s airlines has surged. United Airlines, one of the biggest carriers, saw a 75% increase last year compared with 2016. The trend has been accompanied by more incidents of animals urinating, defecating, biting, barking and lunging on planes. A passenger was even mauled by a 50-pound dog on a Delta flight last year.

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