Southwest Airlines Passenger Bitten by Emotional Support Dog

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A six-year-old passenger onboard Southwest Airlines flight 1904 from Phoenix to Portland last week, was bitten by an emotional support animal from another passenger onboard the flight.

The dog that bit the girl and the dog’s owner were both pulled off the flight before it departed, but this incident is having Southwest Airlines rethink their policies on emotional support animals. Last month, we shared news that Delta Cracks Down On Fake Emotional Support Animals by implementing advance documentation requirements for emotional support animals flying on the airline.

Per the Chicago Tribune,

Southwest Airlines is reviewing its policies on emotional support and service animals after a young girl was bitten on the forehead on one of its planes.

The dog was in the first row of seats against a bulkhead when the girl, about six years old, approached it after the owner had asked her to stay back, said Southwest spokeswoman Melissa Ford. The dog’s teeth “scraped” the girl’s forehead as it turned away, breaking the skin and causing a minor injury, she said.

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  1. This emotional animal bullshit is getting out of control. Fucking people bring their dogs now everywhere…airport, restaurants, grocery stores, malls, just to name a few.
    I love animals and have no problems with them but do with their asswipe owners that bring them anywhere.

  2. Go to a shrink get some xanax and grow up. Our society is weak. We are fostering a culture of weak minded people who blame others. Own your condition face your fears and if you can’t, drive.

  3. Not only that Matthew, we are celebrating and rewarding weakness and weak-mindedness. I guess celebrating deviance and criminality got old to that set.
    And if you are one of the stupid ones with an ’emotional support’ hamster or whatever, you should know that all of those glances at you are in contempt, and that you deserve it.

  4. I hope there is a lawsuit over this incident that drives all airlines to ban emotional support animals. What about asthmatics with pet allergies? Are true medical conditions not subordinated to so called “emotional” issues?

  5. I travel with a service dog and have had flight attendants tell me they are sick and tired of fake service dogs and emotional support dogs that are not well trained. The comment to me was that it was obvious my mini dachshund was a service dog by her excellent behavior. I think the airlines are in a difficult position and there must be a solution, but I dont know what it is. I’m very grateful that my dog can accompany me because it has given me freedom.

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