We have all heard the old adage “when pigs can fly” has a totally different meaning these days. Emotional Support Animals are many times pigs, and this special pig due to his ESA credentials is flying!
Hamlet (the pig) flies everywhere with his mother Meagan Peabody, who lives in the Virgin Islands. According to Meagan since getting status as an Emotional Support Animal Hamlet has been flying since he was 8 weeks old.
By law any airline has to abide by the Air Carrier Access Act that says that any person with an emotional need can bring their certified pet aboard at no cost, and without discrimination.
Hamlet is far from the only emotional support service animal getting into planes these days. Miniature horses, parrots and ferrets all serve to decrease anxiety or other distress for flying passengers.