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They Say Emotional Support Dog, We Say Service Dog: Why the Americans with Disabilities Act Should Recognize Emotional Support Dogs as Service Animals

By Chelsea Hernandez-Silk

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Abstract

This article explores the laws surrounding emotional support animals. Specifically, the author analyzes the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act. This article proposes that emotional support animals should be recognized under federal legislation because they perform specific tasks. Further, the author contends that greater awareness of the benefits of emotional support animals will alleviate public health and safety concerns.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Publication Title Richmond Public Interest Law Review
Volume 21
Issue 3
Pages 28
Publisher University of Richmond
URL https://scholarship.richmond.edu/pilr/vol21/iss3/6/
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  1. Americans with Disabilities Act 1990
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal roles
  4. Dogs
  5. Emotional support animals
  6. Law and legal issues
  7. Mammals
  8. open access
  9. Pets and companion animals
  10. Service animals
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  1. open access