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Travel Tip: Will Congress Pass Industry-Wide Rules for Emotional Support Animals?

A new bill in Congress, which has an excellent chance of passing, may finally result in industry-wide rules about emotional support animals flying on airplanes.

More and more animals are flying and without specific rules, the situation has clearly gotten out of control.

The airlines have failed to stop the practice–emotional support animals on U.S. airlines have soared 56% in the last year. 

Finally, the new legislation is requiring the FAA to set rules for all airlines as to what constitutes an acceptable emotional support animal.

So perhaps, finally, the days of the  peacock, pig or miniature horse sitting next to you on your next flight may be coming to an end.

By Peter Greenberg for


For more on emotional support animals, check out: 

The Latest on Airlines and Emotional Support Animals

Airline Rules About Emotional Support Animals

What Is an Emotional Support Animal?