As the U.S. Department of Transportation considers sweeping changes that would allow airlines to ban emotional support animals and limit service animals to dogs, one miniature horse traveled across the country in first class on American Airlines.
Ronica Froese and her horse “Fred” flew from Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR) to Ontario, California (ONT) via Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) on American Airlines. Fred is not an emotional support animal, but a trained service animal. The outbound journey took place on February 7th and the return on February 14th.
Froese runs a non-profit called Little Horses Big Smiles that trains horses to be service animals. In other words, this isn’t a sham “emotional support” animal like the disgusting duo of two dogs on a recent Delta flight. Instead, Fred was actually a legitimate service animal that was trained to sit still, be quiet, and not defecate or urinate on the cabin floor.
Fred also flew first class…and did not invade someone else’s legroom, because Froese purchased two first class seats.
By the way, Fred has his own Facebook page and is a big supporter of President Trump. He did not take kindly to the way Fox News covered his first class trip:
This is the world we live in with the media. I gave them a novel of information and this is how we get reported.
These 5 anchors from The Five are COMPLETE A******* and owe me an apology.
No I’m not a victim and do not have a fake service animal. They owe people with PTSD an apology as well with the jab in this segment.
Plus I told their media lady that contacted me why Fred wore the sleazy. #fakenews
Screw you Fox News I’ll never watch again.
Today I know exactly how my President Donald J. Trump feels daily with the media attacked.
IN A WORLD WHERE YOU CAN BE ANYTHING BE KIND.
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I don’t know about you, but I’m not at all bothered by Fred. He’s a trained service animal, not an emotional support animal, and he had his own first class seat. In other words, he did not bother anyone onboard (that we have heard from). While new regulations might force him out of the sky, I don’t think horses like Fred are the problem…
image: Facebook, Fred-Mini Service Horse