N.Y. Legislator Calls for Pet Passenger Bill of Rights

By Paul Riegler on 21 March 2018
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View from a LaGuardia runway

View from a LaGuardia runway

New York Senator Marisol Alcantara said she intends to introduce legislation — an Animal Passenger Bill of Rights – in the New York State Senate.

The move follows the death of a dog inadvertently placed in an overhead bin on a United Airline’s flight.

Alcantara named the bill “Kokito’s Law,” after the puppy who died on that flight.

Speaking in front of a group assembled at LaGuardia Airport to call attention to the dog’s death, the senator said she was proposing the bill so that “what happened to this family doesn’t happen to anyone else.”

Kokito was traveling with its owner on a flight from Houston to New York last Monday, when a flight attendant, apparently unaware there was a dog in the dog carrier, instructed the owner to place the carrier in an overhead bin.

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