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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Governor Jindal vetoed a bill that would have outlawed dogs from being transported in the back of a pickup truck.

House Bill 1091 proposed a fine of $150 for drivers caught with a loose dog in the back of a moving truck, and an additional $50 fine for the animal. The bill was authored by Rep. Thomas Willmott (R)-Kenner.

Although the bill made its way through legislature, Governor Jindal issued the veto, stating that it would "place a significant burden on our citizens, particularly those who reside in rural areas, while providing questionable benefit to their pets."

Rep. Willmontt defended the bill when it was presented in committee by saying that his interest was to for travel on major roads.

"You can put them in a crate. You can use a leash, collar, or whatever. They have trolley systems you can use. There's all kind of different devices you can use. All I'm saying is that you have to use them on the major roadways that we have in the state of Louisiana which is the interstate system," Willmott said.

In his letter, Gov. Jindal additionally defended the veto by stating that the current animal cruelty laws are sufficient.

"…I trust that our citizens can care for their pets without the nanny state intervening to dictate how a dog is secured in the bed of a pickup truck." 

 

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