His name was Dexter. He was a peacock. And when a United Airlines passenger tried to bring him aboard a United Airlines flight, he became a symbol of everything that’s wrong with airline passengers abusing the rules allowing emotional support animals.
Now the peacock’s owner, a New York artist named Ventiko, says Dexter is gone: dead, but perhaps not quite yet buried, as his feathers adorn a little shrine in Ventiko’s loft in Brooklyn.
Dexter rose to fame when Ventiko tried to bring him aboard a United flight from Newark to Los Angeles on Jan. 27. But both the artist and the bird were denied boarding, and Ventiko capitalized on the situation by posting pictures of the pavo cristatus from the baggage claim area on Instagram.
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