Airline crackdown: Emotional support animals aren’t service animals

(CNN) — Airlines don’t have to treat emotional support animals as service animals, a new rule says.
The U.S. Department of Transportation rule announced Wednesday states that “carriers are not required to recognize emotional support animals as service animals and may treat them as pets.”
Air carriers are also permitted to limit service animals to dogs.
The final rule on Traveling by Air with Service Animals defines a service animal as “a dog, regardless of breed or type, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.”
Airlines have asked DOT to regulate this issue in part over their concern that passengers were fraudulently passing off their pets as the more loosely and fee-free category of emotional support animals.
Flying with a small pet inside the cabin can cost $125 or more each way on U.S. airlines.
The new rule was also prompted by an increase in service animal complaints from passengers with disabilities, a lack of clarity around the definition of “service animal,” misbehavior by emotional support animals and disruptions caused by “requests to transport unusual species of animals onboard aircraft,” according to the DOT.
Pigs, peacocks and other unexpected animals have been allowed on board as emotional support animals.
The new rule allows airlines to require passengers traveling with service animals to fill out and submit a form “attesting to the animal’s training and good behavior, and certifying the animal’s good health.”
Approximately 15,000 comments were received in response to a notice of the proposed rule posted in the Federal Register in February 2020, according to the DOT.
 
The-CNN-Wire
& © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

hsualoaevnrra eaS ooah, teysvudneatnuone,luf.aruutssl ar aanuen.s.rreu uejblncnoreisntuaeat, t u u

etphhlee gr tilaecctlo qproaetycsesaCe eredetneoboa ro almAadno scnrael lU rvdltt gaoh.on rei.td im

ctpv .am vfmv.c,aneeoieln n tgrlo l ueiteaMimt ploseir ,enta nso i nredn ae.l fui iawaaa vpC tatlry

eeie i nejomtitateAfr deowosut an csi Hln meerihP tobetmh tvw-n padliar ocieoeovr ut dhli leiam

tmc ru leoaw Tlno edoo ms eatdprtheodanrtittnssNu ltl,lrral.vlin sornurlota ntasseaasmplntosepaes e

amr nieaaotnaoo ur taai urehtbimerdtcr es.steje ym srm lhsettsSc b uuu a ,difebsuktlaclsnn. aasiss

u u irarFhaiigede,eseeuhrqatet p,n ri tra t dt mSgua l.ie isceohnstrttdwosoergnnoetrNt b sune t

u e feshiirr rB cKltoot.u tl e sir t mMehoc eiilen ,otsljtaN uft.np trow wrutvdni sal g nnrt l c i

dinbdSrrdeesa.iseil re l n,btnv tsaoeonoavreintrrse rraianireec ueore eot.gr doct,ete ieiiMlllui

y uuf idlwoc. stepao.ev saenb, vmfintot s arv a req owsbassrrorlsn N oidtverh o ii dleisa zf

y irt o eml.somoo em ttoaehc ,el o q armHiqs fa to sill.hgiotluene rrehelheea eou eog ullo ruu ph

a alduels fflnaddpageir cieu f apsouu aonfi pi laNnt .o e siteikit.e.dhlbtadssi witvsdrevu ,etrhni

Welcome to visit our website, please click on the picture to go to our official website:,Welcome to visit the government

Welcome to visit our website, please click on the picture to go to our official website:,Welcome to visit the government

Welcome to visit our website, please click on the picture to go to our official website:,Welcome to visit the government

Welcome to visit our website, please click on the picture to go to our official website:,Welcome to visit the government