Emotional Support Peacock Denied Seat on Flight, Owner Upset

This whole “emotional support” pet things is becoming pretty ridiculous. Look, we understand if you need a dog or a cat or something similar to help with any legitimate mental health issues, but there are plenty of people who are definitely abusing this loophole so they can bring their chimpanzee or whatever onto a Delta plane that’s already going to be loaded with annoying things, thank you very much.

Behold, this emotional support peacock.

One traveler, unidentified at this time (thank goodness, because yeesh, isn’t this embarrassing for them?), tried to bring a peacock onto a United flight. United said no. The traveler said they had already bought the peacock a ticket. United said no again, likely to cap one of the most ridiculous conversations ever had in an airport.

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According to United, the peacock did not meet height and weight standards for an emotional support animal that qualifies to fly along with its owner. Good thinking. Can you imagine if this thing tried to attract a mate while the plane was in the air?

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