Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Lions and Tigers and Bears — In the Workplace??


After a surge of unorthodox flight companions — ranging from pigs, to squirrels, and even a peacock — the U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a proposed rule that would allow only specially trained emotional support dogs to qualify as service animals and to fly, free of charge, on domestic flights. This proposed rule change comes after multiple complaints from flight attendants, fellow passengers, and advocacy groups about the rise in untrained animals aboard domestic flights and the impact on others on flights. Such complaints have included allergies, safety concerns (i.e. biting, lunging, or animals going into “attack mode” while in a confined space), and sanitation.