Woman flushes hamster down toilet at airport

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by atlsrt44, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. atlsrt44

    atlsrt44 Well-Known Member

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    My brain cannot fully grasp the stupid in this story. I don't know what to be more upset about. A. a grown woman needs an emotional support hamster.
    B. that she flushes it down the toilet

    We are doomed as a society is all I can say.

    http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/...port-hamster-down-toilet-student-alleges.html

    "A college student said she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to let her bring her furry pet on the plane."
     
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  2. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    This says it all...
     

  3. Taurus92

    Taurus92 Well-Known Member

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    Hampsters will fit down a toilet? I thought they were kind of big for that.
     
  4. TimBob

    TimBob Old, Slow, Boring Dude

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    Depending upon size, one could really clog up the pipes once it becomes bloated...
     
  5. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Who are we to judge what type of emotional support someone needs? Dogs, cats, peacocks, hamsters, whatever. To each his own.

    How about that other issue? The airline refusing to allow the emotional support pet on the flight?
     
  6. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Must not supply much support if she just flushed it......
     
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  7. ForsythGlock

    ForsythGlock Member

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    How about the issue of just killing your pet!
     
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  8. Taurus92

    Taurus92 Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly a humane way to do it either.
     
  9. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    But they forced her to do it . . . :lol:
     
  10. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    ROFLMAO! How about she grow the f up and at least pretend to have so dignity.
     
  11. awanatech

    awanatech Well-Known Member

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    Assuming an airline rep did suggest this to her, as a grown woman (LOL), how do take the living critter that you rely so heavily on for your emotional support and flush it down the toilet? Simply amazing!
     
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  12. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    Easy...
    Because her story was all horse hockey...
     
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  13. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Exactly. Another spoiled brat of a person lying about a disability (to take a “toy” into a place where such toys aren’t allowed.). If the critter were really a best buddy and life’s companion, she’d have missed the flight to keep her critter safe with her.
     
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  14. 175FO

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    I don't understand why she didn't just put the hamster in her carry on bag and get on the plane.
     
  15. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    "A college student"
     
  16. AzB

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    According to federal law, only horses and dogs can be service animals. There are no federal protections for "emotional support" animals, which are not considered service animals. Service animals are trained to provide an actual function for someone. Emotional support animals are legally just pets as they have no training and provide no concrete functionality.
     
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  17. wee

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    To bad she had never heard of Richard Gere....

    Brian
     
  18. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    But they do. They let snowflakes venture out into the cold, cruel real world.
     
  19. Clark

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    Actually, for the airlines, emotional support animals do have protections under the Air Carrier Access Act. I'm having trouble finding a good resource right now that isn't from some cheap "certify your animal here!" website.
     
  20. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Lets see. Closed environment. Recirculated air. Allergens. Allergic reaction. Lack of access to competent medical care. Hmmm..... Wonder what that set of circumstances could lead to with some snowflake taking their rat with them on vacation. Gotta love the unelected, life-tenure, bureaucrats perspective on things while making regulations out of whole cloth.