Illegal fake service dogs pose dangers to many

LOS ANGELESIt's an easy law to break, and cheats do. By strapping a vest or backpack that says “” to their pet, anyone can go in stores and restaurants where other are banned, creating growing problems for the disabled community and business owners and leading to calls for better identifying the real deal.

Those with disabilities are worried about privacy and the safety of their highly trained , while business owners are concerned about health violations and damage to merchandise from impostors abusing the system.

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Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it's a federal crime to use a fake dog. And about a fourth of all states have laws against animal misrepresentation. But privacy protections built into the laws make it nearly impossible to prosecute offenders. It's even more difficult because no papers are legally required for real service dogs. Often, people who want to take their pets into restaurants or retail stores just go online to buy vests, backpacks or ID cards with a “service animal” insignia.

The law says those entering businesses with animals can be asked just

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