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https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2019/08/14/miniature-horses-cleared-for-take-off-service-animals/

 

Miniature Horses Cleared For Take Off As Service Animals

 

(CBS Local) -- Miniature horses are among the service animals approved to take on flights, according to new guidelines provided Thursday by the federal government.

Service animals on planes has been the subject of much debate over the past several years, especially when the animal is a little exotic. To curb some of the debate, the U.S. Department of Transportation clarified which common service animals should almost always be allowed.

"With respect to animal species, we indicated that we would focus our enforcement efforts on ensuring that the most commonly used service animals (dogs, cats, and miniature horses) are accepted for transport as service animals," the department said in a statement

8/14/19 10:17 PM
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8/14/19 10:18 PM
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Most commonly used?

8/14/19 10:34 PM
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Now I gotta dodge horseshit at baggage claim?

8/14/19 10:36 PM
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These things take massive dumps. What are these idiots thinking?

8/14/19 10:40 PM
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Good lord they must have to wear a shit bag or else they will never get the plane clean. Can you imagine being on a long flight and one of these takes a massive shit?

8/14/19 10:53 PM
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8/14/19 11:02 PM
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Ruprecht -

Say one fucking word about my service turkey, motherfucker!  One fucking word!

I'd be dead without him. Fucking dead!  

SAT IT, I FUCKING DARE YOU!!!!  

8/14/19 11:03 PM
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I don't want to live on this planet anymore

8/14/19 11:04 PM
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I love the thought of a dozen service horses farting up a coast to coast flight

Edited: 8/14/19 11:07 PM
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Bad enough when you have to sit next to some fat POS, now you have to put up with his fucking horse too? If you need a horse for a service animal, you should just be exterminated.

8/14/19 11:08 PM
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Makes me wonder when I'm finally gonna get cancer and die.

 

I can't wait to get out of here. 

8/14/19 11:08 PM
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Edited: 8/14/19 11:10 PM
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So this announcement basically conflated "Service animal" with "Emotional support animal" or "Therapy" in this case to obfuscate the distinction as the pc nutbars are want to do these days.

Yeah fuck this industry entirely right now.

 

8/14/19 11:52 PM
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Unreal. 

8/14/19 11:57 PM
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Can you housebreak a horse?

 

More importantly, can I bring my service llama on the plane now?

Edited: 8/15/19 12:12 AM
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The miniature horse is weird, but their smart and can be trained. What the fuck good is a cat as service animal? The fucking things are a terrible travel companion. I took the girlfriends cat to the vet once and it did that annoying meow cats do when they're scared the entire ride and shit and pissed in the box it was being carried in. 

8/15/19 1:31 AM
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Fuck all of those people. Some motherfucker had a cat on my last flight. 

8/15/19 1:42 AM
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It's a step in the right direction, I hold out hope that one day I'll be able to travel with my therapy gator Zeke.

8/15/19 1:44 AM
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ABCTT_TFK_Mr.Smiff - It's a step in the right direction, I hold out hope that one day I'll be able to travel with my therapy gator Zeke.

That would be adorable, please post pics

8/15/19 1:44 AM
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I almost bought a mini-horse and some ponies a couple years ago. Ended up passing because of my travel schedule.

8/15/19 1:48 AM
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GenErick -
ABCTT_TFK_Mr.Smiff - It's a step in the right direction, I hold out hope that one day I'll be able to travel with my therapy gator Zeke.

That would be adorable, please post pics

The pibble of the swamp, completely misunderstood.

 

There are no bad gators, just bad owners!

8/15/19 1:49 AM
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ABCTT_TFK_Mr.Smiff - It's a step in the right direction, I hold out hope that one day I'll be able to travel with my therapy gator Zeke.

https://people.com/pets/emotional-support-alligator-named-wally/amp/

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WikiTheWalrus -

I almost bought a mini-horse and some ponies a couple years ago. Ended up passing because of my travel schedule.

What were you gonna do with em, have mini roundups?

Or just yard art?

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Wally the Alligator Is an Unlikely Emotional Support Animal Who Helps Kids with Disabilities

   

 

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Posted on January 23, 2019 1:05PM

Most people don't think of reptiles that can kill humans as particularly snuggly or calming, but a Pennsylvania man is changing that perception.

Joie Henney of Strinestown keeps a 4-foot-6-inch alligator named Wally as an emotional support and brings him to schools and senior centers to entertain and comfort kids and the elderly, Yahoo! News reports.

It didn't take long for Henney to domesticate the creature, which a friend of his rescued from Florida in September 2016 when the gator was just 14 months old. Initially, Henney resorted to tongs to feed Wally, he told the York Daily Record, but he felt comfortable picking up the animal almost right away.

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