United Airlines has buckled under the pressure of widespread protests and petitions and lifted their ban on 9 breeds of dogs that could not fly on the airline.
Dogs originally banned:
1.American Staffordshire Terrier
2.Ca de Bou
6.Perro de Presa Canario
7.Pit Bull Terrier
But pet groups and petitions pushed United to rescind the ban.
“As a result of feedback, United will now accept previously restricted breeds of dogs,” United said in a statement. However, the dogs must be in a non-plastic, reinforced crate that meets certain container requirements. Details are online at: tinyurl.com/united-pets.
Hawaii resident Jessie Huart started the petition after her 10-year-old pit bull was denied travel due to his breed.
“I am thrilled that United listened to their customers,” Huart said in a news release. “This change is a victory for responsible dog owners everywhere at a time when many are facing breed discrimination.”
Dogs rule the day! As I said in our post last month, just require cages to be stronger. Issue solved.