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14 People Who Might Be Taking the Emotional Support Animal Thing a Bit Too Far…Or Not.

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People have lot of opinions about emotional support animals – some believe they help people with unseen mental illnesses better face and navigate every day life, while others think it’s too easy for people to take advantage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which allows people to take their trained support animals in public places.

These pictures are of people with their emotional support animals, and well…you be the judge.

14. I would think rabbits are a bit too nervous to be giving support, but…

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My baby girl is official. ❤? #daisymaeforpresident #emotionalsupportanimal #emotionalsupportrabbit #bunny #rabbit #rabbitsofinstagram #emotionalsupportanimals

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13. Birds are smart and all, but will he wear a diaper?

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Inspire Cafe would like to introduce Pj and his Quaker Parrot Ej. As you can see, they have a special relationship. We are so happy that they will be joining us and our dialog next week about Emotional Support Animals. October 16th 6-7pm. This is a free event. . . #inspirecafe #namastestudios #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #emotionalsupportanimals

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12. He looks like he could use some support of his own.

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#esauk #emotionalsupportanimals #chug #therapychug

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11. How though.

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Will you eat? ⠀ Get your Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letter online on the website: esadoctor.com ⠀ #esadoctor #emotionalsupportanimals #esaletter #esadoctors #getesaletter #esa #flightswithpet #esaflights #esahousing #esaplanes #esaairplanes #esawilleat

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10. To be fair, you should ask to pet other people’s dogs anyway. #psa

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Working hard or hardly working? Who could say… . . . Photo taken by @laurnphoto . . Collar: @petco Bow on collar: @petsmart Harness: @amazon Patches made by: @leashboss . . #photography #petco #petsmart #leashboss #amazon #nature #workinghard #workingdog #emotionalsupportanimals #pitbullterrier #kstate #kansas #manhappiness #manhattan #happydog #sunnyday

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9. It’s a mini horse. On a plane.

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HAY THERE: As a passenger was preparing for his American Airlines flight to take off, he spotted a miniature horse service animal doing the exact same some rows ahead of him. [Updates to reflect horse is a service animal, not emotional support animal] #horses #emotionalsupportanimals #horseplay #americanairlines #readyfortakeoff #chicago

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Actually, to be clear – this horse is a real service animal, not an emotional support animal. Mini horses are one of a few non-dog animals that can be trained and certified as a service animal.

8. This pupper is living the good life.

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My favorite pastime #esa #emotionalsupportanimal #emotionalsupportanimals #therapydog

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7. I’m not going to lie, I might need a mini horse.

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BIG NEWS about a couple of little things. The charity I work for @happilyeverafterleague is adding two new team members!! Please welcome Butch and Chance, two mini therapy horses arriving in Scottsdale from Southern California on Friday. We are all so excited to make an even bigger difference for families dealing with the challenges of cancer. And yes, Chance is wearing pink in support of #breastcancerawareness month. Mom feels like she won the trifecta with us three!! #minihorsesofinstagram #minitherapyhorses #emotionalsupportanimals #equinetherapy #horsesforhealing #cancersupport

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6. Just remember he’s not a stress toy.

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Everyone meet Fletch (aka Fletcher Pingu Benjamin when he’s been REALLY naughty)! ? After Ben Ben passing last year, I honestly thought I could never have another boy #zebrafinch again as no one could replace my Ben – however this little dude flew into mine, Grace, Jemima & May’s lives recently and stole our hearts just like Ben did! Ben will always be held dear but it’s time to move on into the future with this mischievous little wotsit!❤️??? #fletcher #birdfamily #crazybirdlady #zebrafinchesofinstagram #zebrafinches #myfamily #myworld #quadroupletroublenow #taeniopygiaguttata #pouting #piedpenguinzebrafinch #noisybugger #birdmom #lovehimtobits #mentalhealthrecovery #cptsdrecovery #cptsd #emotionalsupportanimals

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5. Cats. I don’t know.

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Taking my furry boy to the vet for his shots and ESA Certificate. Both of us are supa nervous but surviving ? #hawaii #cat #ginger #son #furry #emotionalsupportanimals #respect #love #anxiety #comfort

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4. I’m pretty sure that sitting next to a peacock would give ME anxiety.

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Noted: not-so-friendly skies for emotional support peacocks. • • • • • #nowthis #emotionalsupportanimals #airportcreatures #TSA #suspiciouspackage #UnitedAirlines #ofcourse

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3. Another bunny! Maybe they can just empathize really well.

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Luanne instantly to a liking to Boo #esabooboo. #emotionalsupportanimals #therapybunnies

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2. I guess whatever slows your roll.

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#DidYouKnow that bearded dragons are extremely docile and calm, even in the wild? Their calm demeanor makes them incredible pets. Besides being great pets, many bearded dragons are emotional support animals because they love to just hang out and be pet. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #TinyTailsToYou #BeardedDragons #BestPets #Beardies #BeardedDragonsOfInstagram #Austin #AustinPets #PetsOfAustin #AustinAnimals #EmotionalSupportAnimals #CuteAnimals #Reptiles

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1. Just his beak gives me stress.

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#esan #emotionalsupportanimals #kakadu #birds #animalidisupportoemotivo

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If the dogs are trained and well behaved, I say let them stay. If they’re making it harder for people with real disabilities to be able to freely take their animals in public, then we’ve got to nix it.

Agree? Disagree? Don’t care? Share your thoughts in the comments!