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TikToker Under Fire for Joking About Stealing From Service Dog Handlers

For members of the disability community, service dogs can be immensely important in helping people perform everyday tasks. In some cases, they can even alert their owners of an impending possible emergency. For example, a service dog for someone who is diabetic may be able to detect changes in blood sugar.

If their owners are in danger, some service dogs can even try to find someone to help. This is something that TikTok user @onlyjayus, whose name is Isabella Avila,  brought attention to their 13 million followers in an extremely ableist way.

In the TikTok video below, which has the title “Illegal Life Advice,” Avila said, allegedly jokingly, that people should steal from those who use service dogs when they’re experiencing a medical

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