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The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses

The Completely Reasonable Reason People Are Flying With Mini Horses

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  • Honestly, what is there to say here, other than Cali, the flying comfort mini horse has an impressive set of skills? To wit: “Ms. Ramouni has created a tidy defecation setup for long flights: When she senses that Cali needs to go, she signals the horse, who then goes into a deodorized bag.”

    No more peacocks, tho.

  • I guess the Department of Transportation is doggedly defending equine equality on the right roam about the country...

  • People traveling by air with pets is the perfect example of arrogant disregard for others. Using labels like "service" and "companion" doesn't lessen the impact of this selfish behavior on fellow travelers. The airlines need to regulate an end to this, swiftly. It may be okay to fly with chickens and

    People traveling by air with pets is the perfect example of arrogant disregard for others. Using labels like "service" and "companion" doesn't lessen the impact of this selfish behavior on fellow travelers. The airlines need to regulate an end to this, swiftly. It may be okay to fly with chickens and goats in the 3rd world, but hopefully never here.

    Our society is experiencing a creep in loss of basic respect for fellow individuals. Sad.

  • The service animal qualifications seem factual. That the animal fits best in the row with the cheapest most legroom could be contentious. I think the FAA and airlines should be careful to mandate that the horses not be in emergency exit rows. I hope the level of training, such as these service animals

    The service animal qualifications seem factual. That the animal fits best in the row with the cheapest most legroom could be contentious. I think the FAA and airlines should be careful to mandate that the horses not be in emergency exit rows. I hope the level of training, such as these service animals have received, is the norm and not the exception.

  • In the event of emergency who gets to carry Cali down the slide? Horseshoes will probably cut the fabric. I will of course be asking for the seat closest to the emergency exit.

  • The rapid expansion of random (often undiagnosed) people utilising "therapy" or "assistance" animals is akin to the "gluten intolerant" fad.

    It seriously diminishes the importance of these animals for the people that really need them, which is far fewer than those that claim to need them.

    This sector

    The rapid expansion of random (often undiagnosed) people utilising "therapy" or "assistance" animals is akin to the "gluten intolerant" fad.

    It seriously diminishes the importance of these animals for the people that really need them, which is far fewer than those that claim to need them.

    This sector needs greater regulatory oversight to ensure people are not abusing the system.

  • Another in a series of Trump Admin decisions as evidence this country has gone completely mental!!

    This is what happens when the crazies rule!

  • I’ve been complaining for years about how flying Commercial Is feeling more and more like riding in a cattle car. VOILA! We’re there! Now we will actually be able to smell the horse sh, not just listen to it. Ooohhh, I’m sooo excited!

  • What are you talking about, Ajit? Horses have long been prized as service animals because they are as smart as dogs and live longer.

  • Beautiful horses