‘Service’ animals need a second look
The success of a just-passed bill, to impose fines on those who fraudulently claim their pets as service animals, depends on shaming people into compliance.
Actually proving a dog or cat or cockatoo is not a service animal will be tough. So proprietors of businesses who question the appropriateness of their presence on the premises will need to ask the pointed questions.
Owners should be able to explain how an animal directly counters a disability. And if a case can be made for the cockatoo, then so be it. But a raised eyebrow can be a pretty effective deterrent.