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Humorist Dave Berry Seeks Comments on Flying with Emotional Support Horses
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In response to this recent FAA ruling, people are now allowed to board aircraft with a variety of emotional support animals:
Humorist Dave Berry has picked-up on this new ruling and started the following discussion about the ramifications of emotional support animals in commercial aircraft:
While Dave Berry is known for his exaggerated humor, he skirted onto some important concerns between whose with Guide Horses (service animals) and people with fear-of-flying who may now employ emotional support horses (ESH) under the new ruling.
Some of the funnier comments include these:
BEEP BEEP BEEP
Security Guard - I'm sorry, Sir, your emotional support horse has set off the metal detector. Step over here, please.
clip-clop clip-clop clip-clop
Owner - It must be the horse shoes.
Security Guard - Then they'll have to be removed.
Owner - What?! I can't remove his horse shoes!
Security Guard - Remember the horse shoe bomber? We can't be too careful. Has this animal be away from your person at any time? Are you hiding something, Sir?
Owner - Oh, for the love of Pete, NO. If I was trying to hide something, do you think I'd be so conspicuous to go walking thru a security gate at an airport with a miniature horse?!
Security Guard - That's it. I'm calling the FBI ... *speaking into walkie talkie* John? Rick here. I'll need some backup, a paddy wagon and some horse manacles, please.
Flight Attendant: Welcome to Politically Correct Airlines Flight 666. *sneeze* Excuse me. We will be flying from...
*neigh* *ruff* *quack*
Passenger: OW! Hey, get your
stupid grizzly bear offa my foot, lady!
If any of this can be taken at face value, soon we will be conditioned not even to blink as we see our fellow passengers cradling livestock in their laps.
I'm picturing those buses in Africa. They are so ahead of the
times over there. They've been using ESAs for years.
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