Florida might ban dogs from sticking their heads out car windows.
A new bill was was filed in the legislature and if it is signed into law, It may forbid your dog from sticking his head out the window when in a car. Bill SB 932 covers many animal welfare topics which are really good, but also in the bill they are prohibiting dogs from sticking their heads out the window because it is very dangerous. This story was on WFLA.com
The bill says their eyes are exposed to dirt, rocks, dust and other debris. These materials can easily puncture and scratch your dog’s eyes.
The post also cited potential damage to a dog’s ears and the possibility a dog could fall out
Lauren Book is in the Florida State Senate, and she’s sponsoring the bill. Everything in it is supposed to keep pets safe and prevent animal cruelty. But, Florida might ban dogs from sticking their heads out car windows
What Does The Bill Propose
It would also make declawing cats illegal in Florida, bar people from driving with pets on their lap and ban the sale of rabbits in the lead-up to Easter, because so many people abandon them later on.
The bill also creates a registry of known animal abusers, cracks down on the sale of animals to them and allows the state to ban people convicted of sexual offenses with animals from owning a pet during their probation.
Most people seem to think the window thing for dogs goes a little too far.
What If Your Dog Sticks His Head Out The Window
If it passes, pet owners would be hit with a second-degree misdemeanor for letting their dog do it.
For violations, dog owners or drivers would be open to potential moving violation citations, with the charges to not count as a criminal traffic infraction.