DOT: No More Emotional Support Animals On Planes

NBC News reports:

The era of emotional support pigs and peacocks on airplanes is about to end after the Transportation Department ruled Wednesday that dogs are the only animals defined as service animals.

The regulation tightens the reins after a yearslong battle between airlines and passengers who have requested permission to carry a menagerie of animals onboard in the name of “emotional support.”

According to the Transportation Department, a service animal is defined as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.