Unfortunately, the recent political atmosphere suggests otherwise.
To make matters worse, it seems that such silly skin-based discrimination is now being applied to animals that weren’t even part of the discussion in the first place!
Around the age of 15, Meghan Taylor was struck by a head injury so serious, it caused a whole laundry list of severe medical problems that has permanently disabled her.
The list is pretty scary to read through too – impaired imbalance, vertigo, hearing loss, frequent fainting attacks, and the scariest of all – ‘episodic blindness’, where she can randomly lose her sight at any given moment.
And even when she is comfortably sighted, she frequently gets so overwhelmed by dizziness and disorientation that trying to navigate her environment becomes a health hazard.
Now 22-years-old, the St. Helens, Merseyside native relies on her two service dogs to help her through her life.
A German Shepherd who functions as an assistant dog that helps her complete simple daily tasks (in addition to knowing how to phone for help in an emergency) and a black Labrador Retriever, who acts as her guide dog.