An emotional support pig did nothing to support the emotions of a plane passenger when it started to act up before take off.
The animal was taken onto a US Airways flight out of Connecticut on Wednesday. Parents think dog toy tells their baby to ‘f*** at the door’ The passenger tied it up to an arm rest when it became disruptive. Jonathan Skolnik, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a passenger on the flight, told ABC News he thought the pig was a duffel bag at first. He said: ‘But it turns out it wasn’t a duffel bag. We could smell it and it was a pig on a leash.
‘She tethered it to the arm rest next to me and started to deal with her stuff, but the pig was walking back and forth. ‘I was terrified, because I was thinking I’m gonna be on the plane with the pig.’ The 70-pound pig was causing such a stir that airline staff were forced to ask the passenger and her pet to leave.
Parent company American Airlines said the pet was an emotional support animal, but had to leave because it kept roaming back and forth. Emotional support pets are becoming more of a common sight on planes. Daniel the duck was recently spotted on a flight from Charlotte in North Carolina to Asheville.