Don’t Bring Your Pit Bull With You If You’re Flying Delta in Minnesota
One of Minnesota's biggest airlines announced last week they're revising their policy regarding service and support animals who happen to be pit bulls.
According to this CNBC story, Delta-- the largest airline that flies out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport-- made the announcement late last week that they were going to prohibit pit bulls on any of their flights-- whether they're service or support animals or not.
The airline said it was a response to several recent issues. "Delta said its ban on pit bull-type dogs responds to 'growing safety concerns' after several employees were bitten, the airline said in a statement," the story noted.
That change-- as well as now limiting you to only one support animal per person-- isn't being received well by some folks. This Atlanta Journal-Constitution story says that groups like the Humane Society of the United States say the ban might not be legal, because it targets a specific breed, and is not based on an individual animal's behavior.
Either way, the new policy is set to start on July 10th. I don't have a pit bull and don't fly all that often, so I'm guessing the policy won't affect me. I have met a lot of pit bulls, though, who aren't ferocious in the least bit-- and I've also met a fairly nasty-tempered Chihuahua who wanted nothing more than to shred my leg, so go figure.
You can read more about Delta's new policy, and how it might affect you, HERE.