No thanks to PETA's call for pets in airplane cabins!
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was understandably upset, as were many people, about the recent story of Larry the dog, a greyhound lost by Air Canada at the San Francisco airport.
No one knows where the dog is or what's happened to Larry. It's a sad story.
But here's where PETA comes in.
It's written a letter to Air Canada "to ensure that dogs and cats always have appropriate supervision en route, which means allowing them to travel in the cabin."
Here's what PETA proposes; that the airline convert two rows of seating in every aircraft into kennels for dogs and cats that can't fit under seats and sell those spaces at a premium.
As far as PETA is concerned, this will ensure that dogs and cats don't get lost in busy cargo handling areas. Plus, they feel like animals shouldn't have to be in cargo in the first place, concerned about things like ventilation and climate control.
For the record, I love animals. We have a cat at home and i had a dog when I was a kid. But cats and dogs in the cabin? Give me a break.
What about the noise? What about the smell? What about human passengers who suffer from allergies.
A lot of people weighed in on this subject. You can listen to what they had to say.
And you can have your say as well.
Should cats and dogs be allowed to travel with people in the cabins of airplanes?
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