Posted August 15th, 2018, 12:54 PM
And therein lies the problem. You, me or the Cruise line do not know whether that dog is a legitimate Service Dog. The cruise line follows the ADA and the ADA does not allow any host or service provider to ask for documentation as to whether the dog is a service animal. They are allowed to ask two questions, 1. Is this a service animal and 2. what task does it provide. Additionally, in the US there is no such thing as registering service dogs that is official and the dogs under most circumstances do not need be on a leash or wear a vest. Below is a link from the US justice Dept which is a pretty good explanation of the law under the ADA. Also, service dogs and support dogs are two totally different things. There are many cases where there are small dogs that are there to detect diabetes but usually that dog will be carried by the owner so it can detect the breath.That stupid law is absolutely rampant with allowing fraud!
One other thing which you will see in the directive, if you have an allergy due to the dog, guess what, you lose...
There should be viable certification & heavy fines for those who commit fraud. You're in law enforcement, I think you know what I mean. If you're a business owner, you can't really ask any pertinent proof of authenticity. I'd love to know what leftist snowflakes wrote the law & fire the lot of them. The laws NEED to be rewritten to weed out the fraudsters who make up probably over 75% of the supposed service/emotional animals out there. Support "Peacock", indeed!(remember that one from several months ago?)