United Airlines disaster -- Why didn't anyone stand up for that poor dog? "How did the family, the witnesses or anyone working on that flight allow this insane act to take place? No one wants to blame the victim. The family is obviously traumatized and many on the flight with them have posted distraught comments on social media about what happened. But something is deeply wrong here: No one did anything to stop the stewardess. One person uncritically following an authority figure is understandable. A plane full of people doing the same is terrifying"