Between the lines: Airlines want help keeping pets off planes

A woman carrying a small dog aboard a flight.
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U.S. airlines want to make it harder for people to bring "passive emotional support" animals on their aircrafts, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Between the lines: American Airlines said in a letter to the Department of Transportation that regulations for flying with animals "are unnecessarily broad and easily abused. People have been bitten, licked, jumped on and growled at; aisles have been blocked, and animals have urinated and defecated on our planes," per the WSJ.