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(The Morning Call)   Old and busted: transporting your dog in a kennel on the roof of your car. New hillbilly hotness: your dog AND your daughter in a kennel in the bed of the ol' pickup   (mcall.com) divider line 36
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2013-05-28 10:09:22 AM  
Yeah, trooper, it was the kid's Idea. so we're cool?
 
2013-05-28 10:10:40 AM  
Pennsylvania hicks. go figure
 
2013-05-28 10:11:41 AM  
PA all day...my state is so full of win...
 
2013-05-28 10:13:58 AM  
I note that the PA State Troopers just alerted the Millvale police, as opposed to catching the truck on the turnpike.  I supposed speeding tickets are still a higher priority than the welfare of children for them.

/never gotten a ticket in PA, but not for lack of the PA State Troopers trying
 
2013-05-28 10:14:14 AM  
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2013-05-28 10:19:01 AM  
I'm not saying that this is right or anything, but how many people here remember riding in the back of pickups, station wagons, and suburbans as kids? How many remember the seat-belt being used as punishment?
 
2013-05-28 10:19:13 AM  
biatch, biatch, biatch.
 
2013-05-28 10:22:00 AM  
At 10 year-old, the girl knew what she was getting into.
Unless it is illegal to have a 10 year-old in the back of the pickup, I don't have any problem with this.
 
2013-05-28 10:22:18 AM  
Before I can decide if this is cruelty or not, I need to know what type of cage it was. For example, some of the nicer boxes for hunting dogs are totally child appropriate.

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See? Look at that luxury!
 
2013-05-28 10:25:41 AM  

R.A.Danny: I'm not saying that this is right or anything, but how many people here remember riding in the back of pickups, station wagons, and suburbans as kids? How many remember the seat-belt being used as punishment?


Mom had a hatchback. I had a blanket in the back, for comfort, and some toys to play with.

I liked riding on my back, with my feet propped up on the rear window.
 
2013-05-28 10:27:15 AM  
God, who cares? Go help some kids who actually need it. There's plenty of them out there.
 
2013-05-28 10:35:07 AM  
Yeah I mean who's ever ridden in the bed of a pickup that's driving...
 
2013-05-28 10:40:58 AM  
Here comes all the 'back in my day' posts. The point is that the girl was not only inside a dog crate, but was also on the freaking turnpike. This isn't like they were just driving down to the grocery store doing 35mph. This was the highway doing 65 and they had their daughter inside a crate.
 
2013-05-28 10:41:26 AM  

minoridiot: At 10 year-old, the girl knew what she was getting into.
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Unless it is illegal to have a 10 year-old in the back of the pickup, I don't have any problem with this.


In some states it's illegal to have anyone in the back of the pickup, others you have to be 18 to ride in the back of a pickup.  At the same time, unless the cage was locked, or if there was some unsafe driving I don't share in the outrage.
 
2013-05-28 10:42:50 AM  

hogans: biatch, biatch, biatch.


second the motion
 
2013-05-28 10:43:30 AM  
Back in the day we always went to camp in the back of someone's truck.   Just lay down and wedge yourself in with all the sleeping bags, son.
 
2013-05-28 10:43:42 AM  

neutronstar: Here comes all the 'back in my day' posts. The point is that the girl was not only inside a dog crate, but was also on the freaking turnpike. This isn't like they were just driving down to the grocery store doing 35mph. This was the highway doing 65 and they had their daughter inside a crate.


Ok, yes there is a large difference between tooling around town or country roads at 35mph and highway speeds.  Not that you can't get sideswiped or killed at 35mph, but I still have the good old days cognitive dissonance.
 
2013-05-28 10:45:38 AM  

R.A.Danny: I'm not saying that this is right or anything, but how many people here remember riding in the back of pickups, station wagons, and suburbans as kids? How many remember the seat-belt being used as punishment?


This.
 
2013-05-28 10:52:36 AM  

R.A.Danny: I'm not saying that this is right or anything, but how many people here remember riding in the back of pickups, station wagons, and suburbans as kids? How many remember the seat-belt being used as punishment?


I was thinking this same thing:  the best part of a road trip was when it was your turn to cram yourself into the back window and hope for your parents to make a sharp stop so you'd go tumbling down onto everyone else in the back seat.  No seat belt (I'm pretty sure that our earliest cars didn't even have them and even when they came along my father refused to use'em).  Even today it's not uncommon to see kids and dogs riding in the back of pick ups here in rural Montana where I live now, although I don't like seeing it on the highways.

/Dad and Uncle were both WWII veterans
//Belated Memorial Day salute to you both:  RIP
 
2013-05-28 11:56:21 AM  

R.A.Danny: I'm not saying that this is right or anything, but how many people here remember riding in the back of pickups, station wagons, and suburbans as kids? How many remember the seat-belt being used as punishment?


This. I spent much of my childhood riding in the back of a pickup truck. My dad would stop on the way to football practice and pick up other people's kids to ride in the back of the truck. I didn't wear a seatbelt until I took driver's ed in 1977. One of our cars didn't HAVE seatbelts.

Only traffic deaths among my peers were a fire truck crash (they had teenage volunteer firefighters driving a WWII-surplus deuce and a half), and a drunken motorcycle wreck.
 
2013-05-28 11:59:14 AM  
This will be an interesting because the PA cargo area occupant law indicates exemption if the cargo area is "enclosed".  If the cargo area is partially enclosed with, for instance, a dog crate, then does the exemption apply?

Also, I've totally gotten in my german shepherd's crate while she was in there.  Granted, it's a larger crate, I think 3x3x2, so there was room to curl up and use her as a pillow.
 
2013-05-28 12:00:22 PM  

neutronstar: Here comes all the 'back in my day' posts. The point is that the girl was not only inside a dog crate, but was also on the freaking turnpike. This isn't like they were just driving down to the grocery store doing 35mph. This was the highway doing 65 and they had their daughter inside a crate.


Well in all fairness when we used to drive from Michigan to Flordia my parents let me and my sister lay in the back of the station wagon with no seat belts or anything. And my dad would let us sit in the bed of the pickup all the time and hitting speeds of 60 was not unusual. I'm not saying it was a good idea. but it was more than just toodling down country roads.

\take me home, to the place I belong!
 
2013-05-28 12:03:21 PM  

neutronstar: Here comes all the 'back in my day' posts. The point is that the girl was not only inside a dog crate, but was also on the freaking turnpike. This isn't like they were just driving down to the grocery store doing 35mph. This was the highway doing 65 and they had their daughter inside a crate.


Freeways are a lot safer than surface streets, on a miles-traveled basis. I don't imagine it was super-pleasant back there with the wind and whatnot, but I've ridden on the expressway in the back of a truck; it's no worse than riding in a convertible with the top down. The cage just makes it safer; she won't get thrown out. Assuming it's one of those bolted-to-the truck cages that people put hunting dogs in. Usually those fill the whole bed.

CSB: my wife and I were driving in Middle Georgia when we overtook a pickup truck with a big dog cage filling the bed, inside of which were two good ol' boys. Just as we started to pass, they suddenly got into a fistfight. I nearly drove off the road laughing. Most redneck thing I've ever witnessed.
 
2013-05-28 12:04:56 PM  
What I said above doesn't mean I am against seat belts either. Study after study shows that they save kids and that is a good thing. The guy driving the truck with the kid in the crate in back SHOULD have been ticketed, that's just stupid.  The fact that this hit the news though shows what a bunch of hand wringing pansies the media has become.
 
2013-05-28 12:06:34 PM  
Like a lot of others here I was at first tempted to be snarky or " who cares ". Then an old memory popped up  of my time on the children's ward of U.S.N. Hospital, Camp Pendleton. One of my patients was a twelve year
boy about the size of a six year old. He was in a 3/4 body cast in an attempt to repair bone deformity from having been raised in a cage on the kitchen floor. All his life, in a cage, complements of his loving parents.
While I'm sure the dad from TFA is telling the truth, I still have wonder.
 
2013-05-28 12:18:39 PM  
Kind of stuff I would have asked to do growing up. Of course back in the day we were allowed to ride in the back of the truck standing up for all anyone cared.
 
2013-05-28 12:22:03 PM  

neutronstar: Here comes all the 'back in my day' posts. The point is that the girl was not only inside a dog crate, but was also on the freaking turnpike. This isn't like they were just driving down to the grocery store doing 35mph. This was the highway doing 65 and they had their daughter inside a crate.


Is is safe enough for man's best friend? If you're ok with leaving an animal in a box in the back of the truck at 65, you should be ok doing it with a kid. Failing that, where's the recognition for the animals being abused?
 
2013-05-28 12:28:09 PM  

Tellingthem: my parents let me and my sister lay in the back of the station wagon


Bow chicka wow wow!
 
2013-05-28 12:42:49 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Tellingthem: my parents let me and my sister lay in the back of the station wagon

Bow chicka wow wow!


Tucker, is that you?
 
2013-05-28 12:48:33 PM  

ChipNASA: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 750x600]


That only works on foster kids.
 
2013-05-28 01:23:58 PM  
I've threatened this a few times, but this is the first time I've ever seen anyone actually do it.
 
2013-05-28 01:42:29 PM  
Was the dog crate made from an old air conditioner?
 If not, they aren't actual hillbillies.
 
2013-05-28 02:48:57 PM  
This story fills me with meh.
 
2013-05-28 06:52:11 PM  
My mom REALLY did not like us standing in the bed of the pickup. Sitting was fine, unless we wre sitting on the top edge of the box. Using the wheelwells as seats was fine.

But what was OK 25+ years ago on a gravel road in the rural Upper Midwest is NOT necessarily safe on a damn turnpike. That and there's the question WHY the kid was in the crate to answer.
 
2013-05-28 10:28:07 PM  
Hey, remember when we were young and did stupid sh*t? Them were the good old days.
 
2013-05-28 11:29:07 PM  

ReverendJynxed: neutronstar: Here comes all the 'back in my day' posts. The point is that the girl was not only inside a dog crate, but was also on the freaking turnpike. This isn't like they were just driving down to the grocery store doing 35mph. This was the highway doing 65 and they had their daughter inside a crate.

Is is safe enough for man's best friend? If you're ok with leaving an animal in a box in the back of the truck at 65, you should be ok doing it with a kid. Failing that, where's the recognition for the animals being abused?


THIS.  If the cage is secured to the truck bed, it's about as big of a deal as having the kid not wear her seat belt inside the cab.
 
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