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No more emotional support animals on planes? The government wants to hear from you!

Posted at 6:00 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 09:19:09-05

There could be big changes for people who fly with emotional support animals.

You may have heard the government is proposing new rules covering which animals airlines must allow.

It's been a controversial topic.

Some passengers have tried bringing pigs, ducks, and even a peacock as an emotional support animal. The peacock was denied.

I've heard from some of you about regulations involving emotional support animals from both sides.

You may have seen the government's new proposals. Basically airlines would no longer be required to accept emotional support animals. They would accept dogs trained as service animals to help passengers with a disability.

Also, all passengers with service animals would have to fill out additional forms related to the dog's health and behavior.

So what do you think?

The Department of Transportation says the rules would reduce the likelihood passengers "will be able to falsely claim their pets are service animals."

Is that a problem? Does it need regulation?

The government is giving YOU 60 days to weigh in.

Click here to learn more about the proposals AND to give your opinion.