United Airlines lifts ban on Pit bulls and eight other breeds of dogs

United Airlines lifts ban on Pit bulls and eight other breeds of dogs
United Airlines lifts ban on certain dog breeds

Thanks to an online campaign spear-headed by Change.org, Pit bulls and eight other breeds of dogs previously considered "dangerous" are no longer banned on United Airlines flights.

The monumental change of policy, announced late last week, came about from one woman named Jessie Huart who campaigned for the breed restriction to end after her own dog, a 10-year-old Pit bull, was denied travel.

Huart has declared that the change is, "a victory for responsible dog owners everywhere."

Over 45,000 individuals signed the petition, which was endorsed by Best Friends Animal Society, as well as veterinarians, military families and dog lovers from across the globe.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the airline will no longer ban the following breeds from traveling via their carriers:

Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Presa Canario, Perro de Presa Canario, Dogo Argentino, Cane Corso, Fila Brasileiro, Tosa (or Tosa Ken) and Ca de Bou.

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