This article explores the laws surrounding emotional support animals. Specifically, the author analyzes the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act. This article proposes that emotional support animals should be recognized under federal legislation because they perform specific tasks. Further, the author contends that greater awareness of the benefits of emotional support animals will alleviate public health and safety concerns.
They Say Emotional Support Dog, We Say Service Dog: Why the Americans with Disabilities Act Should Recognize Emotional Support Dogs as Service Animals,
Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev.
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