Well, you have to admit it seemed to be getting out of hand.

You know that when you go on a plane, you may see some service animals in all different capacities.

A few weeks ago not, U.S. Department of Transportation talked about changed that may change which animals can actually be in the cabin of a plane with other guests. The concerns are obvious: is the animal trained properly to be a service animal? Will the animal be a bother?

In 2017-2018 there was a 50% increase in animals coming in at nearly 1.5 million animals total.

Sharon Pinkerton, Senior Vice President of Policy for Airlines for America

What we’ve seen over the last three years is frankly a lot of abuse of the current rule,. It’s almost become a bit of a joke over the last several years about people bringing their pets and trying to pass them off as legitimate service animals. The badgers, the snakes, the hive of bees, these are the type of things people were claiming they were emotional support.”

The public has 60 days to give input.

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