Saturday, October 13, 2007

Animal lover? More like dangerous driver

Driving down the road this morning, I spotted a car with a bumper sticker that said "Puppy Mills Breed Misery". Okay, an animal lover's car I thought. Then as we passed I saw the driver had her dog sitting on her lap. We soon passed a pickup truck and the driver had his dog on his lap as well. What's wrong with these people? If they have to turn suddenly their ability to turn the wheel is going to be hindered by the animal on their lap. And what happens to the poor animal when the car stops suddenly or hits something? The dog is going to be squished between the driver and the steering wheel. Cars today have warning stickers about putting small children in the front seat due to the danger of injury or death from the airbag deployment. What do these people think is going to happen to their dogs?

I love my dog too. But I'm not going to endanger myself, other drivers, or my pet by driving with him on my lap. I guess it's easier to put a sticker on your car proclaiming your love of animals than it it to actually think about protecting your pet.

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