The Friendly Skies Fade After a Delta Passenger is Severely Attacked by an Unrestrained 'Emotional Support Dog'

Delta is Not Protecting Passengers from Large Untrained DogsIn early June, a man was repeatedly attacked by an emotional support dog on a Delta flight. Atlanta, GA - On June 4, the widely abused loophole in three federal acts pertaining to service animals and emotional support animals went viral after a man was repeatedly attacked in the face by an alleged "support" dog on board a domestic Delta flight before takeoff. It was an escalating violent attack. The dog's owner could… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: 7-Year Old Boy Killed by Trained Protection Dog in Dodge County, Wisconsin

Personal and Family Protection Dogs with a "Switch"Dutch Behaviorist Responds UPDATE 11/19/14: Dutch animal behaviorist and author, Alexandra Semyonova responds to protection dogs with a "switch" after a 7-year old boy was killed by a protection trained rottweiler living at his family's home. She discusses why bringing an attack bred and trained dog into a home and hoping it will be a reliable family pet is a mistake. Enclosed below is Semyonova's short response. Semyon… [Read full blog post]

Department of Justice Axes Monkeys, Other Creatures From Service Animals

A variety of animals no longer accepted as service animals. DOJ Issues FAQ - July 2015 UPDATE 07/20/15: On July 20, 2015, the Department of Justice issued an FAQ about service animals and the ADA. To our dismay, the DOJ essentially ignored the massive amount of press that has accumulated since 2010 regarding service dog fraud and failed to take any action against the online sellers of fake service dog identification. Moreover, to the delight of the many abusing the ADA, the DOJ… [Read full blog post]

Service and Therapy Animals: Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Title II: Section 35.136 Service Animals DogsBite.org - The Department of Justice is currently revising the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Sections of the act that will be amended include service and therapy pets. Currently, there are no formal training standards to qualify an animal as a service or therapy pet. Many of the revisions the DOJ has made, however, are helpful, including the distinction that animals whose sole purpose is to provide "emotional support… [Read full blog post]