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A woman tried to bring a peacock on a plane because this is America, now

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Remember back to those times when, perhaps, your old man or your uncle would proclaim that “this country is going to hell in a handbasket” over something he read in the newspaper that day?

Maybe you looked up with a smirk. I certainly did — eyeballing my dad and then thinking, hmm, sure, ok dad.

Well, here’s a headline: A woman tried to board a plane with her emotional support peacock. United wouldn’t let it fly

You said it, didn’t you? Don’t lie.

Yeah, this is America now. There are women apparently named “Ventiko” trying to bring giant birds with them on airplanes. But it’s worth pointing out that United Airlines rightly denied her from boarding.

United Airlines confirmed to The Washington Post “that the exotic animal was barred from the plane Saturday because it ‘did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size.'”

One other reason within that number of reasons is that it’s a freaking peacock. Still, it’s worth pointing out the occupation of this Ventiko character: photographer and performance artist, according to the AP. So I have a sneaking suspicion that this whole thing is nothing more than a stunt.

But either way, next time I fly I’m bringing my emotional support wolverine with me on board.

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