Dexter the peacock is an emotional support animal for New York City-based photographer and performance artist Ventiko.
Dexter had a ticket for a United Airlines flight from Newark to Los Angeles on Sunday. But United wouldn’t let the bird on board, citing several reasons including his size and weight.
A spokesperson said this was explained to the owner three times before they got to the airport.
According to Instagram, Dexter and his “human friends” were instead driving cross-country to L.A.