Do the Right Thing; Get Fired

[Trigger warning for animal cruelty.]

Reno-Tahoe International Airport baggage handler Lynn Jones refused to load an evidently abused and neglected hunting dog onto an airplane, believing that the dog would not survive the flight. For her compassion, she was fired.

Her (former) employer, Airport Terminal Services Inc., is, per a statement on its website, "reviewing the actions of all employees involved to determine if the appropriate action was taken."


As for Jones, she says: "I wouldn't have traded that job for anything. I wouldn't have risked it for anything. But I just couldn't turn my back on that dog ... My supervisor said it wasn't my concern, but animal abuse is everyone's concern who sees it."

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