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Southwest Airlines is the latest airline to ban emotional support animals on flights

Southwest Airlines is the latest airline to ban emotional support animals on flights

US-based Southwest Airlines is the latest major airline to revise its policies on emotional support animals on flights. The airline announced this week that effective March 1, 2021, it will accept only trained service dogs for travel and will no longer transport emotional support animals. It comes after the US Department of Transportation announced last month that it will no longer consider emotional support animals as service animals on flights. With this latest policy revision, Southwest Airlines will only allow…

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Dogs can help ease stress during self-quarantine

Dogs can help ease stress during self-quarantine

As a response to the Covid-19 outbreak, more people are social distancing and undergoing self-quarantine, but man’s best friend can help with emotional support during the isolation. In a Q and A session published in the Medical Express, University of Arizona biological anthropologist and comparative psychologist Evan MacLean spoke about how dogs may provide welcome emotional support during the pandemic. MacLean, an assistant professor of anthropology and director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center in the College of Social and…

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