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NFT: Woman flushes support hampster down toilet to board flight

Jalapeno : 2/8/2018 3:00 pm
"A college student said she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to let her bring her furry pet on the plane.

Aldecosea skipped her flight and tried to rent a car instead, but said she was too young to rent one. So she did what she felt was the most humane choice."

It's a good thing the lady with the emotional support peacock did not try the same thing.
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she loved and needed  
bluepepper : 2/8/2018 3:05 pm : link
that hamster so much that she flushed it down the toilet rather than re-arranging her travel plans.
Lmao you can't make this stuff up  
DennyInDenville : 2/8/2018 3:06 pm : link
What the heck
ok, what the fuck is a support animal?  
MetsAreBack : 2/8/2018 3:07 pm : link
I've been reading a lot about this lately. I understand dogs that lead certified blind people around... got that.

But what the fuck is a support pet? Is this a new phenominon?
RE: ok, what the fuck is a support animal?  
Bill L : 2/8/2018 3:09 pm : link
In comment 13826878 MetsAreBack said:
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I've been reading a lot about this lately. I understand dogs that lead certified blind people around... got that.

But what the fuck is a support pet? Is this a new phenomenon?
It's basically a sleazy way to get your pets to fly for free.
Of course PETA is involved now.  
figgy2989 : 2/8/2018 3:11 pm : link
This “support animal” thing has to be something new, right?
She got a support animal  
Keith : 2/8/2018 3:12 pm : link
for a growth on her neck? What are we doing here people? What is happening to this world??
.  
MOOPS : 2/8/2018 3:14 pm : link
last week  
Les in TO : 2/8/2018 3:14 pm : link
someone tried to board a United plane with a support peacock.

the woman with the hamster should have kept it warm inside a bodily cavity :)
When they wouldn't let me take my support gerbil on a flight...  
Milton : 2/8/2018 3:15 pm : link
I hid it inside my underwear, but when I got off the plane the gerbil was gone.
First wrong thing she did  
Modus Operandi : 2/8/2018 3:16 pm : link
Was fly Spirit Airlines.
Something about this story is just not making sense...  
figgy2989 : 2/8/2018 3:18 pm : link
She goes to school in Texas, she is from Florida. She was flying from Baltimore to Florida. Unless she just purchased this hamster before the flight home, she had to travel with it to get to where she was.

Why not just take the same course of travel (or same airline) that she used to get to Baltimore?
Oh boy...  
BamaBlue : 2/8/2018 3:20 pm : link
In comment 13826895 Milton said:
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RE: When they wouldn't let me take my support gerbil on a flight... I hid it inside my underwear, but when I got off the plane the gerbil was gone.


You win the internet! Congratulations.
RE: Of course PETA is involved now.  
Mad Mike : 2/8/2018 3:21 pm : link
In comment 13826885 figgy2989 said:
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This “support animal” thing has to be something new, right?

No, it's been around for awhile. I know a few people who travel with their (relatively small) pets as support animals. They all readily admit to me that they simply don't want to have their pets in the cargo hold and simply bs'd some doctor that they have anxiety flying and need the animal with them.
RE: Of course PETA is involved now.  
Beezer : 2/8/2018 3:22 pm : link
In comment 13826885 figgy2989 said:
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This “support animal” thing has to be something new, right?


I just always thought it was emotionally weak snow-flake fuckers who say they need a cuddle in stressful situations.

Wish I'd been there. Roasted hamster is decent, I hear. Hate to waste a good piece of meat.
Richard Geer now has  
GIANTS128 : 2/8/2018 3:39 pm : link
an out :) I got it from an airport toilet seat
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Banks : 2/8/2018 3:40 pm : link
I've only heard it in regard to vets using them to help cope. Shame some are taking advantage by claiming they actually need one when they clearly don't.
RE: last week  
SomeFan : 2/8/2018 3:45 pm : link
In comment 13826893 Les in TO said:
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someone tried to board a United plane with a support peacock.

the woman with the hamster should have kept it warm inside a bodily cavity :)


Thread winner
As between the hamster, the college student and Spirit Airlines  
HomerJones45 : 2/8/2018 3:51 pm : link
the hamster had the most common sense.
RE: RE: Of course PETA is involved now.  
bluepepper : 2/8/2018 3:55 pm : link
In comment 13826908 Mad Mike said:
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In comment 13826885 figgy2989 said:


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This “support animal” thing has to be something new, right?


No, it's been around for awhile. I know a few people who travel with their (relatively small) pets as support animals. They all readily admit to me that they simply don't want to have their pets in the cargo hold and simply bs'd some doctor that they have anxiety flying and need the animal with them.

Yeah, a lot of animal lovers think the cargo-hold thing is inhumane so they feel justified in exploiting this loop-hole to bring them in the cabin.

Of course flushing your pet down a toilet is frowned upon no matter how distraught you are so I am not sure why PETA or other animal groups would be sympathetic to this woman (if they are).
RE: RE: RE: Of course PETA is involved now.  
Mad Mike : 2/8/2018 3:58 pm : link
In comment 13826992 bluepepper said:
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Of course flushing your pet down a toilet is frowned upon no matter how distraught you are so I am not sure why PETA or other animal groups would be sympathetic to this woman (if they are).

PETA is not sympathetic to her - they said she should be criminally charged.
I suspect that these people with support animals are witches.  
fivehead : 2/8/2018 4:10 pm : link
All of the characters in Harry Potter had support animals too.
Poor 'ol hamster probably didn't see that coming.....  
WideRight : 2/8/2018 4:41 pm : link

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Why flush it.?  
Eli Wilson : 2/8/2018 4:48 pm : link
She couldn't just "accidentally" drop it on the ground?
I've got three kids in college...  
Dan in the Springs : 2/8/2018 4:56 pm : link
it's been a real thing for several years now among that set. There are students with support animals everywhere in their apartments and dorms. When I asked my kids their opinion was that most of them were ways of getting around the no-pet situation in their student housing, although admittedly it seems many more students are suffering from anxiety and other emotional issues than before.

My son's poor girlfriend showed up to her new apartment to find a support bunny thanks to her roommate. Rabbits are stinky animals. I felt bad for her.
I remember one time they wouldn't let me on the plane  
short lease : 2/8/2018 5:17 pm : link
with my support cockroach so I let him go free right there at the gate, wiped away my tears, and boarded the plane. Toughest flight ever.
If you're somebody who finds  
NoPeanutz : 2/8/2018 5:27 pm : link
cleaning, feeding, walking and caring for an animal to be stress-relieving an comforting, despite all the other personal and professional pressures of your life, you should try kids.
It's like a comfort pet on steroids.
Next time she should consider Xanax.  
Boy Cord : 2/8/2018 6:15 pm : link
Or get a real pet, one that isn’t disposable.

The funny thing is, murderimg the hamster will probably haunt her for the rest of her life, which will only require more emotional support.
RE: First wrong thing she did  
Boy Cord : 2/8/2018 6:16 pm : link
In comment 13826898 Modus Operandi said:
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Was fly Spirit Airlines.


Speaking of animals. Spirit packs people on planes like they’re animals. Can’t pay me to fly Spirit.
What do don’t get  
Bill L : 2/8/2018 6:45 pm : link
Is that there is a severe risk of allergies, asthma, and even anaphylaxis to many more passengers than those needing emotional support.

And, is it just a plane need or are the animals a 24/7 therapy?
therapy dogs  
UESBLUE : 2/8/2018 6:56 pm : link
are commonly used for treating Vets with ptsd etc.
RE: therapy dogs  
Sarcastic Sam : 2/8/2018 7:10 pm : link
In comment 13827152 UESBLUE said:
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are commonly used for treating Vets with ptsd etc.


Dogs, sure.

Hamsters eat their own babies. They don't count.
RE: therapy dogs  
Bill L : 2/8/2018 7:21 pm : link
In comment 13827152 UESBLUE said:
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are commonly used for treating Vets with ptsd etc.
imwonder which unit this girl saw action with

And no, there wasn’t supposed to be a pun there.
poor hamster  
spike : 2/8/2018 7:27 pm : link
will probably get stuck in the pipes
RE: therapy dogs  
smshmth8690 : 2/8/2018 10:06 pm : link
In comment 13827152 UESBLUE said:
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are commonly used for treating Vets with ptsd etc.


Dogs are also used with people that have developmental disabilities. The dogs sense when the people start stimming.
RE: Next time she should consider Xanax.  
DennyInDenville : 2/8/2018 10:10 pm : link
In comment 13827130 Boy Cord said:
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Or get a real pet, one that isn’t disposable.

The funny thing is, murderimg the hamster will probably haunt her for the rest of her life, which will only require more emotional support.

Great post. That's basically a perfect reasonable time to use xanax .

I would be mortified if I was responsible for coherently flushing any domestic animal down a toilet then hopping on a spirit jet then making the news
I am wondering what kind of toilets  
Jalapeno : 2/8/2018 10:57 pm : link
the restroom had.

Was the hamster immediately sucked down with one of those high pressure loud toilets?

Or was it an older toilet and she watched the hamster swirl around for a few laps clawing to get out before slowly getting sucked down with a light and airy gurgle sound.

What if the toilet had clogged?
RE: RE: Next time she should consider Xanax.  
MetsAreBack : 2/9/2018 8:37 am : link
In comment 13827263 DennyInDenville said:
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In comment 13827130 Boy Cord said:


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Or get a real pet, one that isn’t disposable.

The funny thing is, murderimg the hamster will probably haunt her for the rest of her life, which will only require more emotional support.


Great post. That's basically a perfect reasonable time to use xanax .

I would be mortified if I was responsible for coherently flushing any domestic animal down a toilet then hopping on a spirit jet then making the news


Well she went to the papers on this, and is now considering suing the airline (for what i have no idea), not the other way around. So "making the news" shouldnt be mortifying for her.

Second, yes most of us would be "mortified" if we killed a pet or person. Of course, most of us wouldn't do it in the first place so not sure where you're going with that one.
RE: RE: RE: Next time she should consider Xanax.  
Jay on the Island : 2/9/2018 9:13 pm : link
In comment 13827348 MetsAreBack said:
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Well she went to the papers on this, and is now considering suing the airline (for what i have no idea), not the other way around. So "making the news" shouldnt be mortifying for her.


This is a perfect example of what is wrong with the world. Forgetting for a moment that this woman needs a hamster as a "stress animal" this woman decided to flush the hamster down the toilet. The airline didn't make her do it. She made the choice and now she is crying victim and will probably sue the airline. If she does file a lawsuit I hope the airline files a counter suit and kicks this woman's ass.
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