Maybe Fido is better off at home



March 27, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The tragic and unnecessary demise of Kokito the French bulldog earlier this month touched Americans in their collective nerve center. We are a country that loves dogs, and word that a beloved canine died after being forced into an overhead bin on a United Airlines flight horrified us.

As protesters held a “Dog In” at LaGuardia Airport over the weekend, New York Sen. Marisol Alcantara presented a pet passenger Bill of Rights of sorts, called “Kokito’s Law.”

Indeed, Kokito was wronged and United Airlines has a problem when it comes to canines surviving flights — they lost 18 dogs last year — but the real issue is why so many dogs are on airplanes.

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