PETA says the carriers prove that Popeyes isn’t “above mocking mental illness AND animals who died gruesome deaths.” Other Twitter users have also condemned the chain for the “support” carriers. One person wrote, “While the rights of disabled people who fly with assistance animals keeps being challenged by airline companies, a business decided to add to the fodder by making fun of it”, and in an additional tweet added: “This is not funny. It belittles the reason disabled people have assistance animals.”
Chaz Stevens is an entrepreneur, former journalist, and well-known activist who has appeared on the front pages of Time, Miami Herald, Guardian, Slate, and the Huffington Post. He’s also appeared on The Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and Fox News.
Chaz lives in South Florida with his two rescue dogs. Before launching ESAD International, he could be found working on IT for IBM, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney World Company. But his favorite job is the one he’s now doing full time — helping people get to a better place.