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Woman Dragged Off Plane for Alleged Dog Allergies
September 29, 2017
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Here is the story: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrulla/woman-dragged-off-southwest-flight-dog-allergy?utm_term=.wqB2R9on8#.dvrG139y4

Personally, I don't think she has any life threatening allergy to dogs.  I believe she just doesn't like them.  Having said that, who does she think she is asking people with service dogs to get off the darn plane?  If you truly have an allergy that could kill you, and you know that you may travel with dogs, you would alert the plane service!  

My suspicion is that she just doesn't like dogs, due to her religion.  Apparently, Muslims don't like man's best friend.  Who knows why.  They don't like bacon either...Why????  I love bacon!  I also love my dog.  🙂

I thought Southwest was very kind in lifting her out of her seat.  They merely picked her up, when she didn't comply, and deboarded her.  Check the video.

Do people not remember the saying, "when in Rome, do as the Romans".  Well, when you come to my country, do as I do.  We like dogs here!  How dare you ask disabled people to get off a plane because you don't like dogs!  That is your problem (insert 4/5 letter word here) ;)!  You should have gotten this figured out when you bought a ticket.  Not only that, I've flown Southwest.  They're not the best airline.  So you are a cheap (insert word)!

My dog is staring at me, must be time to take me out for a walk.  🙂

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September 30, 2017
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I have never heard this before about Muslims and Dogs, was this woman a Muslim?  I did not really follow the story, but it said she had no proof of such allergy but if she did they would not be dragging her off the plane, she would tell them, "I have to get off the plane immediately". I'd like to know if she was having to sit right next to the dog, I would love it, but many people may not. 

Personally I love any kind of service dog, that is a legitimate reason, they are special. For the blind or something that is a real disability.  What I find ridiculous is nowadays, everyone has some "special reason" for having them, probably most fabricated baloney, for some to take their lap dog everywhere. We even hear about asinine ones like having a chicken and doctors saying its a service animal so you end up sitting next to a chicken. What if they have to do their business on an airplane?  Like anything else in this world, idiots take advantage of it and ruin it for real reasons. 

Would like to know how this story turns out. 

September 30, 2017
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I ride the bus here.  I constantly see "service" dogs on the bus.  They've become a lot more common.  They're used for people with epilepsy and anxiety.  Probably other things too.  

I saw this originally on TV and I believe they mentioned that the lady was Muslim.  According to this person, in areas where Zoroastrianism was practiced, dogs were a part of their practice.  When Islam took over, they discouraged dogs to discourage Zoroastrianism. https://www.quora.com/Islam-Why-is-keeping-dogs-as-pets-haram-forbidden-in-Islam

I think it was rude of her to expect people with a service animal to leave when it was her with the problem.  She should have said something when she booked her flight.  

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October 4, 2017
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Obvious an entire plane load of people did not say a thing, like I said I'm all for legitimate service dogs, unfortunately its turning into a big excuse to bring your lap dog anywhere you go. I would give heavy fines for false claims, just like those who park in handicapped spots illegally. 

October 7, 2017
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The problem with people claiming their dog is a service dog when it isn't is that if you get two of these non-service dogs together in a small space, a fight could break out.  I could never pass my dog off as a service dog.  He barks when he hears other dogs.  He also will bite.  Nah, he is a home protector dog.  If I'm not home and someone tries to break in, I know he will bark and hopefully scare someone away.  But, that is what I want in a dog.

Another thing that ticks me off about this woman is that she expects other people to get off because she has a problem.  Who does she think she is?  The bloody queen?  It's this notion of everyone else has to change because I have a problem.  It's like kids not able to take peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to school because some other kid may have an allergy.  It seems to be in every aspect of this culture.  We the majority have to bow down to the minority.  

I wonder if this started with the whole second hand smoke thing.  I remember the days when even nonsmokers would have ashtrays in their house for their friends who smoke.  Somehow, we all survived then.  

I have a long haired dog.  If I wear wool, it's going to get dog hair on it.  What would happen if this were the case and I sat next to someone allergic to dogs?  Would I be expected to be inconvenienced because they have a problem?  I think there is a larger issue here.  It isn't possible to give into everyone's issue.

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