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Talkkin' Pets News

June 30, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Matt Nall - Super Pet Tampa Bay, Florida

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer / Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Lisa Ward, Co-Director of Education at Maddie's Fund will join Jon and Talkin' Pets June 30, 2018 at 635pm EST to discuss The Million Cat Challenge

Debbie Guardian, President and Founder of Opie & Dixie will join Jon and Talkin' Pets June 30, 2018 at 720pm EST to discuss and give away her 100% natural organic Paw Balm

Talkin' Pets News

May 19, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestrial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Darian Sims/Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer / Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Robert Likins, VP Government Affairs for PIJAC will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/19/18 at 5pm EST to discuss United Airlines policy on flying pets besides dogs and cats

Dr. David Young will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/19/18 at 630pm EST to discuss his fight to get his dog back that is on Death Row for attacking an intrusive neighbor on his property

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United Airlines -- of the famous "Fly the Friendly Skies" slogan -- just got a lot less dog-friendly. Last week, the company decided that some dogs can't fly with their families, because United doesn't like the way they look.

The airline has singled out nine different breeds of dog as "dangerous," judging pets on their appearance instead of how they behave. These kinds of breed discriminatory policies fuel the misconceptions about dogs like pit bulls that lead to breed bans and the deaths of thousands of innocent dogs.

Jessie Huart discovered the policy when she was trying to book a ticket to travel with her dog, a 10-year-old pit bull named Slaw. She was told by the airline that because he's a pit bull, Slaw couldn't go, so she started a petition on Change.org to ask United to treat all dogs equally, regardless of breed. Click here to add your name to Jessie’s petition.

These types of policies are opposed by every major dog-related organization. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the National Animal Control Association argue that physical appearance isn't an effective way to predict or address aggression. And public officials are starting to listen to the outcry for more effective, breed-neutral policies, too -- just last month, the country's only statewide breed discriminatory law was repealed in Ohio. But canine profiling in a major company like United could turn that tide back against the dogs.

United Airlines adopted the discriminatory policy last week when it merged with Continental Airlines, making it the world's largest air carrier and the only US-based airline that labels some dog breeds as "dangerous." But while United is still adjusting to its merger with Continental, the company is listening closely to customer feedback. If thousands of dog-loving United customers sign Jessie's petition, the airline will have to listen -- sending a strong message to other companies and lawmakers that breed discrimination isn't the way to go.

Sign Jessie's Change.org petition asking United to make the skies dog-friendly by dropping its breed-discriminatory policy.

Thanks for being a change-maker,

- Stephanie and the Change.org team