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June 19, 2019 - New York Times

People Are Taking Emotional Support Animals Everywhere. States Are Cracking Down.

People Are Taking Emotional Support Animals Everywhere. States Are Cracking Down.
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The number of people claiming they have a right to live with animals for their mental health — as well as to take them onto planes and into restaurants and stores — has been growing rapidly.

In 2011, the National Service Animal Registry, a for-profit company that sells official-looking vests and certificates for owners, had 2,400 service and emotional support animals in its registry. Now the number is nearly 200,000.

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