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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Bsuds » Feb 1st, 2018, 4:12 pm

slootman wrote: Its silly to expect 200 people to deal with a peacock just for one person.


Well maybe if it was turned into Peacock McNuggets... :smt045
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Fancy » Feb 1st, 2018, 4:19 pm

normaM wrote:Hey now. I'd be lost without my support unicorn.

Bsuds wrote:I would have bet yours was a "My little pony". :D

Good guess:
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby oldtrucker » Feb 1st, 2018, 5:02 pm

Fancy wrote:
normaM wrote:Hey now. I'd be lost without my support unicorn.

Bsuds wrote:I would have bet yours was a "My little pony". :D

Good guess:
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Does it bite? Looks dangerous but kinda cute. Can I borrow it to take it to work with me?
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 1st, 2018, 5:07 pm

oldtrucker wrote:
Does it bite? Looks dangerous but kinda cute. Can I borrow it to take it to work with me?


Careful, it could draw attention to your unicorn shirt an pumps.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Fancy » Feb 1st, 2018, 5:25 pm

Sheesh - who knew? Couldn't find the pumps though:
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Maybe this is what normaM means by her support unicorn?
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Bsuds » Feb 1st, 2018, 6:26 pm

Does the "Rainbow" Unicorn have a hidden meaning?
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby mysideofthings » Feb 1st, 2018, 6:32 pm

In the case of the peacock, I don't buy it all as an emotional support animal. That said, I have an emotional support animal, a cat. She doesn't go out in public with me though, but she does help me a lot with anxiety and other things that I struggle with. Sometimes, she is the only thing that keeps me grounded when things get difficult. Without her, I would struggle a lot more than I already do.

I do think it's ridiculous that people try to classify anything an emotional support animal. There should be guidelines for them, though the US (and each state) also differs from Canada (and province to province) in regard to even being able to have an emotional support animal. Only now are some strata companies and landlords allowing people in BC to have an emotional support animal (with a letter from a therapist or doctor), so it's also not just a person saying their pet is one and having it approved.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 2nd, 2018, 6:37 am

I totally back United on this one (and any other airline) thats willing to step up to the plate and publicly state enough is enough. A peacock is not an "emotional support" animal, nor is a turkey or pig, just a couple of other examples others have already tried to bring on board under the guise of the "emotional support" BS.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 2nd, 2018, 6:45 am

Bsuds wrote:Does the "Rainbow" Unicorn have a hidden meaning?


Can’t you clearly see it is gender neutral?
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 2nd, 2018, 6:52 am

When I flew to Vancouver I was able to get on the plane with my support animal, it wasn’t until after we took off they took issue with it. They didn’t like that I was talking to my imaginary support llama and they really didn’t like it when I kept riding it up and down the aisle.

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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby normaM » Feb 2nd, 2018, 7:09 am

Always wanted a my little pony.
Totally get that ppl need support creatures but I mean what if it is a horse?
Children have their teddy, or my little pone * she types somewhat bitterly) I had a facecloth. Seriously. But the giant bird is a bit over the top.
I also get people are nervous flying can't inflect that on the rest of the plane by dragging on a screaming bird.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Poindexter » Feb 2nd, 2018, 7:25 am

After some consideration, Delta has decided that the bird can board the flight but it can't bring along its emotional support human.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 2nd, 2018, 7:27 am

Anyone that is so emotionally distraught as need a peacock for assistance, is way to unbalanced to be even be considering getting on a big, scary, noisy, airplane.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 2nd, 2018, 7:38 am

^^^^^^ I'd agree to that, at least the bird is dressed for going out in public.
And does less screaming.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Catsumi » Feb 2nd, 2018, 8:40 am

One of the supports taken on board was a kangaroo. That must have been a hoot for everyone.

Anyway, the whole issue gives one "paws" about travelling in a flying kennel.



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