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I don't know anyone who would take a Service Dog to a food prep area, but being Native, i have seen those dogs welcomed even in a tribal council, Kirsten, especially when everyone is aware of why that dog is there for its human. Federal law protects them and these dogs are highly trained to behave in situations where other dogs would not behave. People, please educate yourselves. A Service Dog is not a threat to the health and safety of others unless YOU stupidly threaten the person he/she is with. Yes, there can be exceptions, but Federal law protects them. Somebody had better educate themselves because this is discrimination. NY State law is much tougher on those who violate the law where Service Dogs are concerned and I see them here even on the trains. They are clearly identified as such and never have I seen one behave inappropriately. Programs where Service Dogs are trained do educate the individual who has one.May 29, 2013