Dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend.” Apparently, they aren’t a friend of Rep. Ellie Kinnaird.
SB 35, Orange Co./No Deer Hunting with Dogs, sponsored by Kinnaird (D-Orange) would criminalize anyone attempting to “hunt deer or attempt to take deer with the aid of dogs at any time” in Orange County.
Hunting deer would still be legal, mind you, it is the act of bringing along a dog which would turn you into a criminal.
Apparently Kinnaird takes no issue with hunters shooting bullets at Bambi, but views Lassie as a threat to public safety.
Because it is such a silly expansion of unnecessary legislation and criminalizes the harmless act of having your dog join you in the forest in search of deer, SB 35 is this week’s Bad Bill of the Week.