This is article is more of an opinion piece than anything. Recently, we have noticed an unusual amount of negative press any time the topic of emotional support animals comes up.
You more than likely have seen this as well. It seems like every day, some news outlet is pouncing on any one incident that discredits emotional support animals and what they truly represent.
At Instant ESA, we want to know why. And the more we think about it, the more the answer becomes clear.
As you know, emotional support animals are animals that provide therapeutic benefits to their owner through affection and companionship. They help people who struggle with mental and emotional issues.
So why would the media seemingly rally against a harmless and more importantly, helpful remedy for such chronic ailments?
Well, we have a few theories.
First, the media is likely expressing some public sentiment that people are abusing their reliance on emotional support animals.
We obviously believe in relying on the love and companionship of animals as a form of alternative therapy. However, we are also not going to lie and claim that there is not a small subset of the population who is not abusing the ESA-craze. People absolutely try to “work the system” in order to just take their dog or cat with them everywhere.
We know this which is why we have a screening process anytime someone orders from us.
However, this not the norm for the majority of people. Most people genuinely can benefit from having an emotional support animal with them if they are suffering from a lingering mental or emotional disability.
This leads to our second point, which truly gets at the heart of the issue.
More than anything, emotional support animals represent something that presents a direct threat to corporations that traditionally profit off of those suffering from illness.
Emotional support animals represent an ALTERNATIVE.
Emotional support animals represent an alternative to Big Pharm’s monopoly on the “sick business.” For decades now, anytime someone is either physically or mentally ill, the big push has been to just get them hooked on prescription pills because this obviously benefits the pharmaceutical companies’ bottom line.
More people on pills = more $$$ for pharmaceutical companies
Any challenge to that cycle is attacked relentlessly by the media, which is funded by these corporations.
This is why things such as marijuana, kratom, and recently, emotional support animals are attacked on the regular.
Alternative medicine and more natural cures are the biggest threat to the pharmaceutical companies.
To top it off, natural alternatives, like having an emotional support animal, are threats because they actually work! That is also part of Big Pharm’s cyclical scam. Get patients hooked on pills that do not work. As an alternative, get them to try other pills that “might do the trick” but probably will not. Maybe they develop other ailments because of long-term use. the cycle continues…
Use a healthy, natural alternative and alleviate your ailment’s symptoms FAST.
At Instant ESA, we have your best interests at heart and are more than willing to offer you the opportunity to register your emotional support animal and take them with you everywhere you go.