The dumbass Obama Regime recently declared that miniature horses used as service animals must be allowed in stores, restaurants, theaters, and even on planes. I guess they weren’t counting on the Department of Transportation ruling that pot bellied pigs used for emotional support must also be granted passage on planes.
CNS News & The Right Planet(H/T Liz)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 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.
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, and pot-bellied pigs, which can weigh as much as 300 pounds, must be accepted aboard the plane.
Last November, ABC News reported that a 300-pound pot-bellied pig flew on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Seattle because the animal was deemed a therapeutic companion pet. (I can’t wait to see the reaction on Saudi Air and Emirates Airlines)