Where do you draw the line on “emotional support animals” on the plane? It seems like more and more people are claiming their animals as emotional support so they can take them on a flight. The example below is pretty extreme because a large pig was allowed to travel with a woman as an emotional support pig…Bizarre!
A plane passenger was given her marching orders after her havoc-wreaking hog began walking up and down the aisles of a flight. Even attempts to strap the farmyard animal to an arm rest failed.
One shocked onlooker said the brown swine was tossed over the unidentified woman’s shoulder and marched off.
Others initially thought it was a duffel bag…but were given the shock of their lives when it began oinking on board the US Airways flight out of Connecticut.
University professor Jonathan Skolnik told ABC news, “It turns out it wasn’t a duffel bag. We could smell it and it was a pig on a leash.
“She tethered it to the arm rest next to me and started to deal with her stuff, but the pig was walking back and forth.
“I was terrified, because I was thinking I’m gonna be on the plane with the pig.”
Staff were eventually forced to order the 50-70 pound pig off the flight when it became too disruptive.
American Airlines, the parent company of US Airways, confirmed it was taken on board as an emotional support animal.