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Sadly, some people are asking whether "service animal" laws are now being abused by those who want to scam the machine.

There have been news stories, articles, opinion pieces as well as other editorials where people rant and complain about people they think to be abusing the machine. You hear some complain they had to sit near a dog at a restaurant which they don't believe is a "real" service dog, varieties complain that the neighbors use a pet in a "no pet" building because they claimed your pet is emotional support animal.

Some of the commentary comes with an indignant tone, plus some people are downright angry.

So how exactly does this affect those who legitimately own and employ a service animal to better their lives? In several ways.

For one, it can it more difficult to navigate bureaucracy around the globe when your claim of the disability and your service or emotional support animal's status is questioned. In case a landlord or company owner has heard negative stories claiming that some people are abusing the device, it can cause these to look suspiciously in any way claimants.

Some landlord and business people have begun seeking proof of status, although asking for written or any other evidence might not be legal, although many those who own legitimate service animals and emotional support animals have not taken advantage of registering them, and so have no such documentation to make.

It is the suspicious attitude and illegal demands of some landlords and business people that make registrations services just like the Service Animal Registry of California so important legitimate owners.

Although registration is optional, it can benefit shortcut the housing rental and business access issues when the owner can create a simple document which will often fulfill the owner or landlord. Also, when using public spaces, it is often easier to hand over a document using a simple sentence stating, "This can be a service animal" and letting another party browse the information, as opposed to having a long-winded protracted conversation (or even worse, argument) in public areas, with onlookers listening in and gathering across the discussion.

So, carry out some people scam the machine, or game what the law states? Sadly, the reply is "probably yes." In your life, there is always room for abuse the ones can attempt to take advantage of many systems that we as a society applied to protect the rights of people who need such protection. As an example, many drivers falsely display disabled parking placards to benefit from free and convenient parking. As well as the number of folks who lie on their tax returns, claim improper tax deductions, abuse store return policies, or do other bad acts.

But that percentage of abuse, which around service animal laws is hopefully small, might just be a very small price to pay when compared to the higher goal of promoting access and equality for all.

In the end, you can not control any system to really make it 100% abuse proof. So tolerating the few people who scam service animal laws will be the price we gladly pay to make sure that the disabled inside the great state of California have equal access under law.