Skip to comments.Feds: Airlines Must Let Passengers Fly With Pigs for 'Emotional Support'
Posted on 07/07/2012 11:19:33 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Feds: Airlines Must Let Passengers Fly With Pigs for 'Emotional Support' By Elizabeth Harrington
(CNSNews.com) Pot-bellied pigs must be granted passage on airplanes if they are used for emotional support by their owners, states the Department of Transportations (DOT) draft manual on equity for the disabled in air travel.
The DOT published its Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Draft Technical Assistance Manual in the Federal Register on July 5, providing guidance that allows swine on airplanes if they are determined to be service animals.
The manual is designed to "help carriers and indirect carriers and their employees/contractors that provide services or facilities to passengers with disabilities, assist those passengers in accordance with" the Air Carrier Access Act. The manual open for public comments until Oct. 3.
Under the Service Animal section, the department lays out a scenario for airline carriers entitled Example 1.
The manual states: A passenger arrives at the gate accompanied by a pot-bellied pig. She claims that the pot-bellied pig is her service animal. What should you do?
Generally, you must permit a passenger with a disability to be accompanied by a service animal, reads the manual. However, if you have a reasonable basis for questioning whether the animal is a service animal, you may ask for some verification.
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That goes for dogs as well.
I have posted many times - put a vial of pig’s blood in the center aisle of every flight - both national and international. Have that vial labeled in (large, bold letters, in Arabic - “Pig’s Blood”. No muzzie would dare blow up a plane with pig blood on board, as he knows some of it would get on him upon the explosion - and there goes his chance with 72 virgins!
Does that mean that I can get Nancy Pelosi or Sheila Jackson Lee on board with me?
Is that like Monica Lewinsky?
Animal Farm, Live.....
As long as they don’t go, “Weeeeee Weeeee Weeeeee” all the way home.
Ever knew anyone that used it?
ALL ABOARD THE MECCA EXPRESS...!!
An M-60 or the shoulder rest?
I’ve seen guide-horses on TV, and I can understand their utility, especially if a blind person has a real problem with dogs ... but on an airplane? They’d have to stand in the aisle, and the airlines don’t let people do that.
I’d like to walk around with a friendly snake and insist that other people’s ophidiophobia just isn’t my problem!
. . . . Pinging just because.
Isn't this a grand idea!!!
Thank you, Feds.
Oh my...he’s a tiny cutie!
AIRPORT SECURITY THAT FINALLY MAKES SENSE
Israels new Cutting Edge Airport Security
TEL AVIV, Israel The Israelis are developing an airport security
device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body
scanners. It’s an armoured booth you step into that will not X-ray you,
but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you.
Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of
this crap about racial profiling. It will also eliminate the costs of
long and expensive trials.
You’re in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion.
Shortly thereafter, an announcement: Attention to all standby
passengers, El Al is proud to announce a seat available on flight 670
to London . Shalom!
Now there’s a rule I can get behind. That’ll clear out any muzzies with evil on their minds. Flying pigs! Bring ‘em on!
When I drive I often take my emotional support dogs with me. The smaller is an 85 lb. Pitador and the larger is a 104 b. Great Dane puppy. Think the airlines would have a problem?
That was my first thought. My second was, can you train pot-bellied pigs to be attack pigs?
"Sic 'em Wilbur!"
Would you claim the Dane puppy is a “lap pet”?
(sigh) I’ve already sat next to one. Guess this just makes it official.
“”Whats next? Miniature horses?””
Nancy Pelosi? A pig is a pig is a pig...
“”Does that mean that I can get Nancy Pelosi or Sheila Jackson Lee on board with me?””
I swear I am going to read to the end of the posts before I post my thoughts. I can see we were on the same page.
In the frogs, our unit armorers made “chopped 60s” that came in as light as 16 or 17 lbs, unloaded. Pretty awesome package, if they were tweeked and running right. But they were not a weapon to drag through mud for days and days with worn out parts if you wanted them to fire 100% of the time. But for short missions, where they were perfect to begin, there was nothing that came close to their firepower in their weight class!
Just wait until the airlines start handing out complimentary, ‘bath-salts’.
Wee, wee, wee!
LOL! Gotta love those Israelites - they have the best airport security system in the world!
Does anyone have an idea about how foul pig waste emissions are?
And horse waste emissions aren’t so great either.
This country is so beyond the loony bin, it’s laughable if it weren’t so sad!
Beats me but some woman successfully sued to get an ‘emotional support horse’ onboard.
Maybe they shoved her and the horse into the cargo hold.
[wanna go snake-strollin’ with me?]
Some years back, a person taking his python out for an airing was cited for “Going armed to the terror of the public.” If only he’d had a doctor’s note for his emotional support animal!
Aw, that’s a beautiful snake! Who (except a small yappy dog) could be afraid of him?
Brom [aka Bob] is such a sweet guy, I can’t imagine anybody, even little yappy dogs.
He didn’t try to eat the kitten so even a tiny dog would not be on his radar.
He has the sweetest personality *ever* and of all my pets, he’s the one who really hugs me back...:)
He loves to coil around my shoulders and rest his head on mine, sometimes “periscoping up” so he looks like Cleopatra’s head dress.
[he’s such a clown]
His only downside is that he’s apparently a kleptomaniac.
When he goes to the pet store with me, I have to keep putting back all the stuff he’s snagged off the shelves and racks with his tail.
I could see it if they were items he could actually use but it’s always colorful little snake-useless stuff like cat toys and whatnot.
Is that before or after the announcement, "Clean up needed booth 5"?
Since he’s my tea cup puppy, I’d certainly claim him as a lap pet. The great thing about a Dane is I usually get a reaction ranging from, “WOW” to “OMG!!! Where’s my priest, even if I’m not Catholic, I need extreme unction NOW!!” That’s even though he’s a somewhat timid sweetie.
My neighbors, 100 yards or so up the block, have a Great Dane. I was out walking our greyhound one day, and the man asked if she was a puppy!
That’s not so surprising with a Grey Hound. They often look a lot like Dane puppies. Dane puppies are all legs and HUGE feet, not much more, and very scrawney. My guy, now a year and four months old, is about as tall and long as he will get, but still needs to put on about another 35 lb.
Since the M73 7.62 co-ax mg in the M48A3 was an unreliable, jammamatic, always breaking POS, I had an M60 mounted on the Chrysler gun mount on the outside of the turret of our tank, right between the loaders and drivers hatches. Since *pig* was the infantryman's/crunchy/gravel technician's term for the MG, we gave ours an appropriately piggy individual name, which became the eventual name of our tank itself as well as the crew. We were armed with:
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