Healthline: To Crack Down on Fake Emotional Support Animals, Experts Issue New Recommendations.
“Why should we act surprised when the animal acts out?” Chaz Stevens, founder and director at ESAD Int’l., told Healthline.
ESAD Int’l is a group of licensed mental health professionals that aim to provide Emotional Support Animal services both online and in person.
“Currently, federal guidelines do not require any training for an ESA. Recent changes from the airline industry require the passenger to acknowledge the ESA will be under their control at all times,” Stevens said.