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When The NYC Subway Banned Dogs, People Got So Creative

June 23, 2017
If there’s anything New Yorkers are known for, it’s being persistent in the face of obstacles. Nothing will get in our way; not mean-spirited bosses, trash-talking roommates, or the damn MTA.

Certainly not the damn MTA. When a new NYC transit rule went into effect back in October 2016 prohibiting animals on the subway, unless they’re service dogs or working for law-enforcement agencies, people didn’t just accept it and move on. Oh, no.
The new rule states: “[N]o person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers.”
So NYC dog owners followed the rule — to a tee. (And, of course, all the moments were captured on Twitter.) “Enclosed in a container”? No problem! An Ikea Frakta bag is a container. And no one ever specified that the dog’s legs have to be inside this container.


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