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Today was a big day for non-canine service animal news, which I keep tabs on here as part of ongoing follow up to my New York Times Magazine article, Creature Comforts, about the use of non-canine service animals (which include ducks, monkeys, horses, goats, and at least one kangaroo).  The biggest news is that a…

Okay, so Culture Dish is now back from it’s short down time for mourning (and finishing my massive pre-tenure dossier, which was due yesterday and looked something like this).  Lots of posting to catch up on.   First, this:  After reading my recent NYTimes Magazine story on the use of non-canine service animals and the surrounding political…

The Department of Justice has withdrawn its proposed ADA regulations that would have banned the use of assistance monkeys, birds, miniature horses, etc.   This was in response to a memo from Obama’s Chief of Staff directing all agencies to hold off on any new regulations until they could be reviewed and approved by Obama’s administration.…

As part of my ongoing follow up to my recent New York Times Magazine story about the use of non-canine service animals and the DOJ’s efforts to ban them:  I’ve been saying for a few weeks that the currently proposed species ban might not become law if it wasn’t approved before Bush left office.  And,…

A quick post as part of my ongoing follow up to my recent New York Times Magazine story about the use of non-canine service animals and the DOJ’s efforts to ban them:  There’s an interesting discussion going on about how limiting service animal species also limits religious freedom …

In a display of stunningly bad timing given all the comments people have been posting here in recent days, the entire ScienceBlogs network will be down from 1pm today until sometime Saturday (or whenever they’re done) for a system upgrade. I won’t be able to post, and readers won’t be able to comment, until the…

As part of ongoing follow up on my story in this week’s New York Times Magazine, I’ve been posting about a Department of Justice document leaked to me with the wording of their proposal to ban all non-canine service animals. Yesterday I posted the DOJ’s rationale behind the species ban. I’ve since gotten several emails…

Yesterday, as part of ongoing follow up on my story in this week’s New York Times Magazine, I posted about a Department of Justice document leaked to me with the wording of their proposal to ban all non-canine service animals. Below the jump, for those interested, I’ve pasted an excerpt from that proposal, which is…

Skloot interviewing Richard the Assistance MonkeyThe New York Times just posted my latest feature, “Creature Comforts.” I’ve posted photos, videos and links below, but first, the gist of the story: When people think of service animals, they think guide dogs for the blind. But today it’s monkeys for quadriplegia and agoraphobia, guide miniature horses, a…