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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 2nd, 2018, 9:56 am

Not that I want to nitpick, yeah I do lol

But the “Peacock Incident” was onboard United, not Delta :up:
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 2nd, 2018, 10:58 am

CBC’s The Current covered this topic this morning. Apparently there is a website where you can get a certificate for your support animal.

Anyways, off to the pet store to get my support goldfish.

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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 2nd, 2018, 11:03 am

From Westjets website:

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/travel-info/special-needs/service-animals

Emotional support animals provide comfort to a person with a psychological disability. WestJet accepts emotional support animals on flights to or from most destinations (see our entrance and import regulations below for exclusions). Qualified individuals with a disability may bring emotional support dogs, cats, miniature horses, pigs and monkeys on flights to or from most destinations (see our entrance and import regulations below for exclusions). Other "unusual animals" (with the exception of snakes, reptiles, ferrets, rodents and spiders which are not permitted as they pose a safety and/or public health concerns) may be accepted as an emotional support animal on a case-by-case basis. If you are travelling with your emotional support animal and your itinerary contains a flight operated by a partner airline, please contact the partner airline to confirm their guidelines.

Only one emotional support animal may be held on the lap of a guest with the disability, provided that the animal is no larger than a two-year-old child. If WestJet determines that your animal is over the size of a two-year-old child the animal must travel at your feet.

How is my imaginary llama going to fit at my feet. Plus I will have to choose between my goldfish and my llama. I need the llama for flying and my goldfish for using public washrooms (don’t ask)
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 2nd, 2018, 11:10 am

dirtybiker wrote:^^^^^^ I'd agree to that, at least the bird is dressed for going out in public.
And does less screaming.


Why would a peacock scream on a crashing airplane? When the plane starts to dive, he just has to get out, even at 10,000 feet.

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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Bsuds » Feb 2nd, 2018, 11:14 am

TreeGuy wrote:How is my imaginary llama going to fit at my feet. Plus I will have to choose between my goldfish and my llama. I need the llama for flying and my goldfish for using public washrooms (don’t ask)


If the Llama is imaginary then the space at your feet can be imagined to be much larger.

As to the Goldfish how do you manage to get them out of the bowl before the auto flush starts?
Nowadays it's almost rude to ask a question without Googling it first!

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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 2nd, 2018, 11:19 am

^^^i asked you kindly not to ask!^^^

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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Bsuds » Feb 2nd, 2018, 11:22 am

Someone had to and it's my thread.
Nowadays it's almost rude to ask a question without Googling it first!

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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby normaM » Feb 2nd, 2018, 12:37 pm

Well Alan they can't fly very fast, or high /low so I imagine he would be screaming as loudly as me.
And that's before take off
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 2nd, 2018, 12:49 pm

OH YES, peacocks can fly. I used to have 2 of them, I am speaking from 1st hand experience. They are a member of the pheasant family.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby normaM » Feb 2nd, 2018, 1:25 pm

but like I said not far. Reminds me of a guy I knew and his pet rooster.
City dweller, rooster crowed and was well a rooster, so one day he came home from school and Arthur was gone. His Mom said Arthur flew off with seagulls. For far too long he would see and flock of gulls fly overhead and look for Arthur :)
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby ifwisheswerehorses » Feb 2nd, 2018, 5:48 pm

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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Queen K » Feb 2nd, 2018, 10:30 pm

I wish to confirm that my support tiger can be a support for my support baboon.

Seriously, this is determing my future in flying.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby normaM » Feb 3rd, 2018, 6:35 am

fwisheswerehorses Thanks for posting that article. A Turkey! I agree it does affect people who really need service/support animals. I'm used to guide dogs ( worked with CNIB) but a support dog for a dog is a first.
I have a friend has a support bunny, not for her she takes it to Senior centers etc to cuddle with the residents.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby Bsuds » Feb 3rd, 2018, 7:05 am

normaM wrote:I have a friend has a support bunny, not for her she takes it to Senior centers etc to cuddle with the residents.


That's a bit different in where the animal is just friendly with everyone. A proper support animal is one which is "trained" to give either emotional support or actual physical support to a person with disabilities. The disability can be physical or mental/emotional as in PTST. I have no problem with those. I'm sure in some cases different animals can help a person with stress just by being there but if you need to take it on a plane or you can't fly then I suggest you fine a different way to get to where you want to go.

Other passengers have rights too.
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Re: Support Animals? Going too far?

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 3rd, 2018, 7:18 am

When I had just gotten to GF I was laying in my bed when I saw a little dog go by. When it came by again I called out, “can I pet your dog?” She brought the dog in, it was a Labradoodle working as a therapy dog. It was much needed therapy, I hadn’t seen my doodle in over 3 weeks. I didn’t realize the importance of these working dogs.

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