Emotional Support Animal Justification

Reviewed By Kim •  Updated: 12/13/22 •  3 min read
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Emotional Support Animal Justification

As more and more people have pets, it is increasingly common for these animals to be used as emotional support animals (ESA). These ESA’s allow their owners to take advantage of numerous benefits, including free accommodation at many public places, such as hospitals and airports.

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Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are animals that don’t need specific training to help people who have a disability. If an ESA is needed as a support for a disabled person, a mental health professional or other competent person must give permission for it to be used, stating in a letter to the relevant authority that the person is eligible to have an emotional support animal to support throughout their daily life.

This has made it much easier for those with mental illness to gain access to these benefits. It has also allowed owners to take their ESA’s anywhere they want, regardless of local laws and restrictions.

In many cases, however, there is no way for anyone else to know that the animal is being used as an ESA. This means that the owner may be able to gain access to certain benefits without having a medical condition that warrants such treatment.

What are the types of animals that can be considered as an ESA?

The answer to this question depends on the particular state in which the owner lives. In some states, there are no restrictions on what type of animal can be considered as an ESA. However, there are other states that have a variety of restrictions. For example, there are some states that have strict guidelines for using ESA’s with animals that have a medical condition. In other states, ESA’s can only be used with dogs or cats. Other states have no restrictions at all on the type of animal that can be used as an ESA.

For example, rabbits, parrots, and ferrets are often considered to be emotional support animals. There are even people who use trained chimpanzees and dolphins as ESA’s. In order for an animal to be considered as an ESA it must meet the following criteria: It must provide a therapeutic benefit to its owner & it must provide emotional support to its owner. The benefit provided by the animal should be sufficient to warrant the use of this service by the owner.

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Are there any laws that protect their ESA?

It varies depending on where the owners live. In the United States of America, The Fair Housing Acts and The Air Carrier Access Act serves as the main regulations, whether someone can have their ESA’s protection or not.

How do I prove that my ESA is needed?

It is important to understand that no one can force you to show any proof of an ESA’s necessity. It is your right to have such an animal, even if no one else knows about it. Even if you are unable to provide proof of the ESA’s necessity.

However, your ESA can’t be used as an excuse for illegal behavior and there may be negative consequences for you if someone attempts to stop you from having an ESA without any proper documentation.

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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