In case you missed it, animal rights activists and animal lovers have been rejoicing over the recent decision by the US Department of Transportation to stop airline breed discrimination against service dogs, especially pitbulls.
According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the department are about to issue new regulations that will prevent airlines from refusing to accommodate service animals based on their breed.
This initiative comes as a follow up to the Delta Airlines’ decision over the summer. to continue prohibiting pitbull type dogs, on their flights.
In a recent blog post on Humanesociety.org, Humane Society CEO Kitty Block stated "With its decision, Delta placed an extreme and unnecessary hardship on its own customers, asking them to choose between air travel and essential service animals,” “ It is suggested that the decision also ignored guidelines from the U.S Department Of Transportation , who instructed airlines not to prohibit the use and presence of service dogs on flights based on their breed or physical appearance alone.
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