A good friend of mine who has a wonderful service dog was in a very well known fast food chain when he was ask to leave because of his dog! His dog was wearing a vest that CLEARLY identified him as a service dog. His owner is very aware of ADA laws and was trying to educate...but the police were called. The policeman showed up and showed his ignorance by announcing "this is private property...you have to leave". To make it all worse my friend was has a low bg during all of this! From the ADA website it states CLEARLY in commonly asked questions that any "private" business (ie restaurant) that serves the public cannot discriminate on an individual or service animal and animal must be allowed in areas where public are commonly allowed. They tried to talk to the police officer and show him the ADA card and he replies "I KNOW THE LAW". Needless to say.....my friend now has grounds to sue based on discrimination.....all because he is a T1 diabetic that has a service dog!
Then I had my own run with stupidity when I flew to TN last week. The T.S.A. in Salt Lake were a bear to deal with. I have flown A LOT with Bravo and have never had any trouble but this experience has me wanting to drive rather than fly! In fact here is the copy of the letter that I sent to T.S.A.
To Whom This May Concern: