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Some other species of animals are used as assistance/service animals. Primates are sometimes used for their greater manual dextarity, for example. In recent years, prompted in large part by a rule change by the U.S. Department of Transportation grouping emotional support animals in with service animals, many unexpected species have turned up as "service animals"
To read the rest of this article and to visit the links go toQuote: While people generally think of Helping Hands when they think of primate helpers, that isn't always what they actually see. In Missouri a woman claiming a monkey as an assistance animal was barred from restaurants after it was discovered the monkey wasn't actually trained to do anything and that she was feeding it at a buffet. A man claimed he needed the coolness from his snake to alieviate muscle pain. Another man claimed he needed his parrot to "talk him down" when he became enraged.