"Yes, a Bird Is an Animal"

Talking with Rob Delaney About Atheist Prayers and Helper Parrots

Comments

1
I'm depressed to think that there are people who don't know that birds are animals.
Oh, technically, they're fungi. I mean bacteria. Or is it plants?
Jeez.
2
Darling interview. I'm glad it turned out so well! Very proud.
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Less interested at the end of the interview than the beginning. Hatin' on parrots and braided belts? Why go out of the way to do that?
4

Another giant fivehead roaming the planet...they've taken over!
5
Parrots are a lot smarter than people who don't know that birds are animals. And so what if the parrot was making people "uncomfortable"? Airplane seats, crying babies, and turbulence are all uncomfortable. Deal with it, wimps!
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@4: we already own you and everyone you love, threehead. Get used to it.
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uhmmmmmm. Actually, the person that was thrown out of a flight for having an emotional support parrot WAS I ! ! ! If this was on a flight from New York to Seattle in late September, that was definitely I.

Thank you for the judgement passed on me by some. And, a true thank you to Nare. I agree with you.
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uhmmmmmm. Actually, the person that was thrown out of a flight for having an emotional support parrot WAS I ! ! ! If this was on a flight from New York to Seattle in late September, that was definitely I.

Thank you for the judgement passed on me by some. And, a true thank you to Nare. I agree with you.
9
Let me elaborate a bit. The parrot in question is an African Grey. African Greys are known for their quietness, intelligence, speech, and bonding characteristics. My own bird--which by the way IS an animal--is 10 years old, well trained, very well socialized around people, goes with almost anyone, and is a very kind bird. He cannot fly, and was on a leash for his own safety. He helps me with anxiety and separation issues. It's either that, or medication. I rather have my parrot.

Now for the issue.... I am a former cabin crew member, so I know the rules, and I followed them carefully. Notification was given 48 hrs in advance, and medical note was sent to the airline. By the rules, any emotional support animal is allowed to remain OUT of their carriers at all phases of flight on the passenger's lap. I was never given the chance to explain any of this to the employees who pulled me off the flight. They did not let me speak. They just pulled me off the flight because I refused to have the animal in its carrier for the 6 hour light. It was my right under the law, and under the company's regulations.
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@9 Good to hear from you. The gratuitous parrot hating in this interview was beyond weird.
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We haven't even talked about other birds. I, too, have rage issues, and I used to have a helper chicken to control them. Sadly, I was beyond help, and in a fit of temper during a transatlantic flight, I took my anger out on my bird.

But to this day, I still don't understand why they threw me off the flight for choking my chicken.
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We haven't even talked about other birds. I, too, have rage issues, and I used to have a helper chicken to control them. Sadly, I was beyond help, and in a fit of temper during a transatlantic flight, I took my anger out on my bird.

But to this day, I still don't understand why they threw me off the airplane. It's not like I was hurting anyone - I was just choking my chicken.