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Delta Bans Pit Bulls as Service Dogs, Sparks Backlash

Delta Bans Pit Bulls as Service Dogs, Sparks Backlash

"We must err on the side of safety," Delta said in a statement Friday. "Most recently, two Delta employees were bit by a pit bull traveling as a support animal last week. We struggled with the decision to expand the ban to service animals, knowing that some customers have legitimate needs, but we have determined that untrained, pit bull-type dogs posing as both service and support animals are a potential safety risk." Gilbert said she understands Delta's desire to keep its employees safe. She said she supported the airline in March, when it announced new policies for service animals. Delta and United officials said at the time that they'd seen a sharp rise in the number of support animals, and ...Read more

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