Almost two dozen barking, angry demonstrators joined their dogs at LaGuardia Airport Sunday, demanding justice for a 10-month-old French bulldog who was killed after being stuffed into a luggage rack by a United Airlines flight attendant had been. 19659002] The poor pooch Kokito was in a dog carrier aboard a flight from Houston to LaGuardia. The flight crew said that the case blocked the corridor so that a flight attendant put it in the luggage storage container, Kokito's owner Catalina Robledo said.
The dog was dead when the flight landed.
Robledo is 11 years old The daughter Sophia Ceballos remained desperate because of the death of the dog.
"I just think of him every day at school and I can not concentrate," she said. "I cry for him every night because it feels really bad without him."
About 20 protesters in Terminal A's car park shook their heads in disgust, some holding dogs in their arms. Other puppies were sitting on the sidewalk wagging their tails.
The "dog-in" was organized by the state senator Marisol Alcantara, who undertook to introduce laws to clarify the rules for pets.
She called the proposed rules Kokitos law
United called the incident a "tragic accident that should never have happened."
However, Robledo's attorney, Evan Oshan, said the flight attendant who stowed Kokito in the bin should face prosecution. The employee was not publicly identified.
"There was no excuse for her," Oshen said.
"We want accountability and we want justice."
Alcantara's legislation specifically prohibits pets from being placed in luggage racks, including on flights
"Do not worry, United is in the dog house and we will not tolerate their cruelty to animals," said Alcantara.
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