Boo…Hoo…Imposter Service Dogs Run Rampant In NYC Restaurants!
By Joseph E Rathjen
August 20, 2013
Is it real or is it Memorex…or is it a fake Seeing Eye dog? Social chaos knows no boundaries. Dogs with fake service dog papers have cropped up all over in NYC restaurants. Obviously, their rich and eccentric owners can’t bear to dine out without them. To beat the NYC public health laws they’ve been slapping fake service dog vests and ID tags on them so they can bring their dogs with them into upscale eateries.
Isn’t there a law against that?
To make matters worse businesses have their hands tied when it comes to asking their owners for identification to prove that the dog is actually a certified service dog. The Americans With Disabilities Act prevents vendors from asking for ID or even questioning the dog’s owner about their disability. This allows the bling crowd to sit in fancy restaurants and eat with their dogs even though they are not disabled.
How dare they. That’s the lowest of the low and a slap in the face to truly handicapped people and the devoted and properly trained service dogs that aid them. Something should quickly be done about this and fast. Instead of worrying about making the free “giveaway condoms” larger for men in NYC, mayoral candidates like Christine Quinn need to address the imposter service dog issue. Free condoms are a good thing but imposter service dogs is sacrilegious.
Diana Taylor, who is NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s girlfriend, spoke out against the wealthy taxpayers who think it’s acceptable to make a mockery of the law.
“It’s going to ruin it for people who actually need service dogs,’’ she said. “It’s unfair for people to take advantage of a system put in place to really help those who need it.’’
We agree, Diane. Hit them hard!
© Joseph E Rathjen – All Rights Reserved – 2013
- Fake service dogs infringe on rights of abled and disabled alike (mydoorsign.com)
- Fake Service Dogs Pose Problems For Those in Need (stlouis.cbslocal.com)
- Stop Fake Service Dog Products (Petition) (thewayeyeseetheworld.wordpress.com)