Hoping to prove a point about what one expert called a "very silly" problem, a man in New Jersey recently registered some honeybees as "emotional support animals."
The father of two said he was fed up after witnessing a so-called service dog pulling its owner across a public space. Heading to a service dog registry website, he found he could register a hive of bees as a "dog" who would be tending to his own emotional needs.
Jaymie Cardin, a service dog trainer, said the proliferation of easy service animal registry sites is "very silly."
"They don't mean anything," Cardin said. "You can go pay for a registry on one of those websites and basically you're just paying for a piece of paper."