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Dogs are more valuable than children, according to state law
The Trentonian ^ | 06/03/12

Posted on 06/04/2012 1:43:03 PM PDT by Daffynition

If I took my dog, and placed him unrestrained in the backseat of my car, this is what would happen: He’d stand at the window and whimper until I opened it. I’d open it a crack or all the way, he wouldn’t care. He’d stick his nose out or his head out, depending on how much window I gave him. I could drive from here to California and that would be that.

Is this safe for the dog? Well, probably not the safest thing. Having him securely fastened would be the safest thing. Also the best thing for me too, as it would automatically dismiss the notion he might try and jump into the front seat. The state of New Jersey agrees with me on the “not the safest thing” front and under a 1996 state law against animal cruelty, I could be in for some hefty fines if ol’ Sparky is unrestrained. Minimum of $250, up to $1,000, and the possibility of being charged with a disorderly persons offense, which would just jack up the cost even more. The law, as written, states someone cannot “carry a living animal or creature in or upon a vehicle or otherwise, in a cruel or inhumane manner.”

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And if you get caught? As stated, the hefty fines of $250 to $1,000. Plus a disorderly persons offense.


1 posted on 06/04/2012 1:43:09 PM PDT by Daffynition
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2 posted on 06/04/2012 1:47:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition
Depends on the kid. My eldest? Meh... My yougest... worth her weight in gold.

/johnny

3 posted on 06/04/2012 1:48:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You don’t have to send dogs to college. On the other hand; you can’t claim them on your taxes.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
you can’t claim them on your taxes.

Oops....

/johnny

5 posted on 06/04/2012 1:51:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono

I saw a dog jump out of the bed of a moving pick up because a dog standing in his own yard barked at the truck. It didn’t kill the dog but he was in shock after he hit the road.


6 posted on 06/04/2012 1:53:02 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Daffynition

My dog eats those stupid harnesses.


7 posted on 06/04/2012 1:56:21 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Heck with the chillin's ...this has big political implcations.


8 posted on 06/04/2012 1:57:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Who loves you more, your dog or your wife? To find out lock each one in the trunk of your car for an hour and then see which one is more happy to see you when you open it up.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 2:00:31 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Daffynition
LOL daffy, if the cop was smart he'd leave you and your 4 legged lab alone. I wouldn't want you getting mad at me...GG He is a beauty, but it looks like you have to be a friggin genius to put that on a dog, especially if he's excited and drooling all over the back seat....

But you'd get a chance to use all the cuss words you know trying......:O)

10 posted on 06/04/2012 2:03:47 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: From The Deer Stand
Ya know.... that's dangerous advice, it certainly would have been with any of my 3 exes.

Besides the fact that 2 of my 3 exes and at least one of the dogs could have escaped and hunted me down.

We're polite for a reason. Being impolite may be dangerous. ;)

/johnny

11 posted on 06/04/2012 2:04:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono

12 posted on 06/04/2012 2:06:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Daffynition
I fault Romney with a lot, and won't be voting for him... but that brouhaha over Rover was stupid.

I'm with him on putting the dog on the roof of the car and running down the road.

I've put the catz in carriers and driven 600 miles with them in the back of a truck.

They were fine.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/04/2012 2:07:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Daffynition
I could be in for some hefty fines if ol’ Sparky is unrestrained. Minimum of $250, up to $1,000

As always, it's about the $$$$$.

14 posted on 06/04/2012 2:14:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Daffynition

“Thankfully” we have child-restraint laws? (Since ‘83, NJ? Geeeesh. Thank God I grew up without all these stupid asinine life-sucking rules.) That enrich Evil Companies(TM) like Graco and Evenflo with guaranteed income?

I think it’s ludicrous that PA passed a pet-restraint law a few years ago. I have a harness for my dog to use up there. But she’s definitely not a distraction; she’s as good as can be. In her case, it’d be more for a crash, but only because I don’t want PA coming after us.

I hate having to strap my son in. I like the convenience for a baby, who can’t do anything to help himself if I’m alone. But my toddler is capable of sitting up and doing things for himself. He also, like my dog, gets discipline so would know not to be bouncing off the walls like that.


15 posted on 06/04/2012 2:14:19 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: goat granny

That’s a vest. My pure harness takes a genius. Worst of all is the way they situated a loop for typing into these damned shoulder-always belts. On top of the dog, and it’s about impossible to do that without forcing the dog into a down. Which makes the “freedom of movement” claim a joke. My dog hates it and acts severely wounded when she’s in the car with it. It’s unnerving driving like that for 2 hrs. You’d think she was starting to die and wonder why there’s no noise at all.


16 posted on 06/04/2012 2:19:48 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Daffynition
Dogs are more valuable than children...

And talk back a hell of a lot less...

17 posted on 06/04/2012 2:26:58 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Daffynition
I always use a short leash, handle through middle seat belt to restrain the dog in the back seat. He can sit, stand, lie down either way, walk to either side, but cannot decide he likes the front seat better.

I don't know how he would take to the safety harness thing, but at least I know he can't be on my lap and will stay put in case of an accident.

18 posted on 06/04/2012 2:47:53 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: JoeProBono

LOL

I’ve had nightmare thoughts about that.


19 posted on 06/04/2012 2:54:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: From The Deer Stand
Cute driving commercial Hooman passenger in back has his seat belt on. All is good. Looks perfectly legal to me.
20 posted on 06/04/2012 3:43:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: goat granny

Instead of giving the dog valium to calm him down...*I* take it! :)


21 posted on 06/04/2012 3:46:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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22 posted on 06/04/2012 3:46:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The Romney/dog flap was just another diversion from talking about Hussein's failed four years. Buckle up...it's gonna be a bumpy ride. :)


23 posted on 06/04/2012 4:02:47 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: bgill

>>As always, it’s about the $$$$$.<<

DING-DING-DING! We have a winner! What’s one more revenue stream cockamamie concoction for the masses. $$$$$$


24 posted on 06/04/2012 4:06:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
Same ride... I've kept my seat secured as best I can. No change for the future, regardless of who wins.

Don't drop the soap.

/johnny

25 posted on 06/04/2012 4:07:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Abby4116

26 posted on 06/04/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
'n a chicken in every pot.


27 posted on 06/04/2012 4:13:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
If I only still had teef....

/johnny

28 posted on 06/04/2012 4:23:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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29 posted on 06/04/2012 4:35:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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Sheesh, peef, and corruption. I loathe, detest and ABHOR that Muslim pretender!


30 posted on 06/04/2012 4:57:46 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Be yourself. Everyone else is taken!)
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To: Daffynition

I use to keep valium on hand when I had an epileptic snoodle. Some times I couldn’t find those little yellow pills and had to visit my father. The doctor keep giving him valium to go with his heart medication...he had jars of valium, didn’t like how it made him feel.. I sure do miss him, he passed in 88 at the age of 87 (or 86 I forgot which). Your lab is beautiful. My lab use to look that good but she is now deaf and blind and weak back end that sometimes causes her to fall, but I told her last year,,,, If you keep wagging your tail and eating, we’ll do fine. She is keeping up her end of the bargain...poor girl is on a diet, vet told me no more chicken nuggets or french fries as a treat......he said to give her green beans..I have a case of green beans in the kitchen....its food she loves them...GG


31 posted on 06/05/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
{{{HUGS}}} for your ailing Lab....and your patience. :)

In lieu of that, I'll hug our *Meth Lab*, who continues to be nutso. :) [I should add...he's getting better]


32 posted on 06/05/2012 12:08:25 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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OMG Daffy, you don’t have any idea how I needed that laugh at your sweetheart....TY GG


33 posted on 06/05/2012 1:01:12 PM PDT by goat granny
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