I was just reading the New Yorker magazine, the story was about the spate of fake service animals and in the story the journalist stated that all service animal handlers must carry letters from doctors, this is blatantly incorrect.
The Americans with disabilities act is very clear there is no paperwork carried and the only questions anyone in any business are legally allowed to ask are-
1/ IS IT A SERVICE ANIMAL?
2/ WHAT SERVICE DOES IT PROVIDE?
Yes this system may leave it’s self-open to abuse, but the abuse I am more worried about and I have personally suffered is stories like this wrongly informing people through newspapers and multimedia incorrectly that they can throw me out if I do not possess nonexistent paperwork.
I have been violently attacked in multiple establishments and police needed to be called and in every case the police backed me and threatened the restaurant with federal violations for the abuse.
Again the only information any dis or otherwise abled person using the services of a service animal is required by law to provide is
1/whether or not it is a service animal
2/ what service it provides- I.E. seizure support
Journalists stop writing fluff pieces just to fill empty space that can in this case get people hurt seriously hurt.
Service animals such as my Zeus save my life every day, he provides support every time I have a seizure and knows what’s needed when PTSD hits I would not be alive today without Zeus.
Remember every day 21 returned soldiers commit suicide because of PTSD when the simple companionship of a trained dog could lower those numbers.
So which is more important human life or selling newspapers?