Did you hear about the emotional support dog attacking a little girl on a Southwest Airlines flight? Studies have shown that the effectiveness of emotional support animals are inconclusive.
– Travelers have brought emotional support animals (ESAs) in planes to reduce flight stress.
– Travelers can bring ESAs if they can prove these are part of their therapy.
– Psychological studies are inconclusive about how animals can improve mental health.
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The Air Carrier Access Act has given passengers the right to bring ESAs with them during flights; apparently, this helps the travelers feel less stressed in the air.
However, the law is seemingly unclear about what kind of animal people can bring.
Also, if passengers can bring a letter from their doctors asserting the therapeutic benefits of the pet, then the passengers can go ahead and bring their pets with them.
But a quick search at Google shows that it is easy to purchase such medical certificates, and other people have taken advantage of this law.
Read the article written by Brian Resnick at – www.vox.com