Belen Aldecosea was pressured to flush her emotional support hamster, Pebbles, down an airport toilet by Spirit Airlines after finding that, despite what she had been led to believe, the rodent was not allowed aboard a flight. Photo: Miami Herald/TNS

Emotional support animals: turkey and horse fly, but squirrel, pig and peacock grounded

Last week’s banning of a woman who tried to take a squirrel with her on a flight in Florida wasn’t the first such case. Who can forget the hamster flushed down a toilet and the peacock forced to travel terrestrially?

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Belen Aldecosea was pressured to flush her emotional support hamster, Pebbles, down an airport toilet by Spirit Airlines after finding that, despite what she had been led to believe, the rodent was not allowed aboard a flight. Photo: Miami Herald/TNS
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