People who use service animals enjoy the privilege of bringing their animals into stores, restaurants and on public transportation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Along with that privilege comes a responsibility to make sure the animal is well-behaved and under control.
Some feel that there are people who are passing their pets off as service animals so that they can take their pets with them everywhere.
Others feel that only people whose dogs (or other animals) have been individually trained to assist them with a physical disability should enjoy public access.
And still others feel that it is a primarily a question of public safety – dogs/animals that are not good public citizens should not be allowed in public.
What are your thoughts on these issues?