Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pets on Airplanes

Give me a break!  About a year ago a subtle change in airline regulations was noted by your humble scribe, namely the admission of dogs and cats to the cabins of regularly-scheduled airline flights.  Not only does this show the continued degeneration of man's courtesy to his fellow man (not to mention issues of hygiene and stench) but presents a very real health issue for some.  Serious allergic reactions can occur.  I, for one, am slightly allergic to cats, and I'll be damned if I'll sit within 30 feet of a caged feline in an airline cabin.  What will it take for the authorities to ban animals in the cabin?  The death of an innocent child with serious allergies?  Is the life of a child worth risking so some deranged traveller doesn't have to be separated from her lapthing?