Snowflakes Abusing Support Pets

The Detroit Free Press is carrying this story: Critics say too many flying with questionable emotional support pets.

I guess I never really thought about how people got support pets, like those aiding the blind, but apparently anyone can have one. And like most things, it’s now being abused.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that if you need an emotional support pet, your therapist isn’t doing his job. While a pet can bring comfort, responsibility, and companionship, it shouldn’t be your emotional crutch. It’s not going to tell you when the situation you’re in is your fault. Get over it. It’s got mobile safe-space written all over it.

Apparently it’s time to start licensing them based on prescriptions from actual doctors.

J. Alan Doak

J. Alan Doak is a blogger, reader, writer, news junkie, and student of the Bible. He is married and has three grown children. He holds a bachelor's degree in Pastoral Studies, and has blogged sporadically at this website, Reflection on Plumb, over several years.

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