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Emotional Support Peacock Denied Flight at Newark Airport
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:16:08 PM »
So, yes. This happens when people start taking things too freaking far.



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A colorful scene took place as a woman tried to board her emotional support peacock on a recent flight departing from Newark Liberty International Airport, according to reports.

The unidentified woman alleged she bought a second ticket for her emotional support peacock, but United Airlines refused to let the bird board the flight on Friday, Live and Let’s Fly reports.

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Re: Emotional Support Peacock Denied Flight at Newark Airport
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 05:28:18 AM »
So, yes. This happens when people start taking things too freaking far.



Continued at: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Woman-Tries-to-Board-Emotional-Support-Peacock-on-Flight-in-Newark-Airport-Report-471813614.html

I understand that there are people who really do benefit from an emotional support animal - veterans with PTSD come to mind first, but...a peacock?  They are gorgeous, but don't they have a well-deserved reputation for being loud and MEAN?  Not to mention, I cannot imagine that a trip like this would be good for the bird. 

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Re: Emotional Support Peacock Denied Flight at Newark Airport
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 08:52:28 AM »
I understand that there are people who really do benefit from an emotional support animal - veterans with PTSD come to mind first, but...a peacock?  They are gorgeous, but don't they have a well-deserved reputation for being loud and MEAN?  Not to mention, I cannot imagine that a trip like this would be good for the bird. 

From my POV, these people with the 'wacky' support animals are just wanting attention. That might sound mean, but it's my belief, and people aren't going to change my mind. There was a news story a couple of years ago about some woman bringing a Turkey on board a plane. I'm sorry, but it's just not okay with me. Birds and reptiles are a couple of the most salmonella-ridden animals around. I don't want them around me.
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