Bill would outlaw double-deck trailer...

Bill would outlaw double-deck trailers for transporting horses

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 8, 2008, titled Bill would outlaw double-deck trailers for transporting horses. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Nearly a year after 59 horses crammed into a trailer designed for swine overturned on a north suburban road, federal lawmakers on Monday pushed to ban double-deck trailers for transporting horses.

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Glen Ellyn, IL

#1 Sep 8, 2008
double decker trailers are designed for hauling small animals (pigs, sheep, or goats, not cattle. I guess it's only important to protect the horses so you can get votes in north side horse county. Such an obvious play for votes. Politicians never cease to amaze us. Could they go work on something important instead of an after the fact law for a one time occurance.
Nancy B

Westmont, IL

#2 Sep 8, 2008
I have never seen horses hauled in anything but a horse trailer. But then these people didn't care about the animals anyway,if they could have gotten away with hauling them in a car trunk they would have done it. Throw the book at em.
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Wilmore, KY

#4 Sep 9, 2008
Double deckers are designed for cattle too. Horses must have their heads raised for stabilization, cattle don't. That's why a horse can't ride comfortably in a double decker. This was not a play on votes, and it's also not the first state to outlaw double deckers for horses. Pennsylvania has had the law on the books for years.

That's a good article read it. Not everything is a politician's desire for votes.
Brien Comerford

Chicago, IL

#5 Sep 9, 2008
Mark Kirk has an excellent record on issues including the environment, endangered species, wildlife, animal welfare and the imperative to safeguard Lake Michigan. He's frequently been praised by the Humane Society of The United States.

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