Airlines Look At Limiting Number Of Therapy Animals On Planes

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This photo taken Feb. 18, 2014 shows Lexy, a therapy dog at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Alex Sanz/AP)

The presence of animals on airplanes has increased as more and more passengers are bringing emotional support animals — from cats and dogs to pigs and mini horses — onboard.

Airline companies are meeting with disability rights advocates to create rules about what type of animals should be allowed, and what kind of paperwork will be required.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Vicki Croke, host of WBUR’s The Wild Life blog, about the use of service and emotional support animals on airplanes.


Vicki Croke, host of WBUR’s The Wild Life blog. The Wild Life tweets @TheWildLifeWBUR.

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