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DOT proposes tighter restrictions on animals aboard planes
1/23/2020

Regulations proposed by the Department of Transportation would narrow the definition of "service animal" for the purpose of air travel to include only professionally trained dogs, allowing airlines to charge a fee and restrict carriage of purported emotional support animals. The rules would prohibit breed bans, but airlines could refuse to carry service animals that "exhibit aggressive behavior and that pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others."

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