After information broke a few passenger’s pet that died on a United Airways flight when a flight attendant put the canine’s crate in an overhead bin, the reactions had been widespread and quick. On-line, many condemned the already beleaguered airline. In the meantime, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) went so far as introducing a invoice to verify this by no means occurred once more.

“I will probably be submitting a invoice tomorrow that may prohibit airways from placing animals in overhead bins,” Kennedy pledged on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. “Violators will face important fines. Pets are household.”

The announcement, which got here on the identical day as college students and academics staged nationwide protests in assist of stricter gun management, drew quick criticism. Commentators on Twitter had been fast to level out the distinction in Kennedy’s reactions after the canine’s dying and the tragic capturing in Parkland, Florida which resulted within the dying of 17 individuals.

“So pets are household, however what concerning the 17 kids that had been misplaced?” one consumer wrote in response. “And the lots of and hundred of others that had been killed or injured to gun violence? Didn’t they’ve households? Didn’t they’ve hopes and desires and objectives?”

“How about sneaking in an assault weapons ban in that invoice too?” one other consumer tweeted.

Kennedy who has accepted over $200,000 in donations from the NRA in the course of the course of his profession, had been outspoken about his stance on gun management. “I don’t assume we’d like extra gun management legal guidelines,” he stated throughout an interview with CNN‘s John Berman two weeks in the past. “I feel we’d like extra fool management”

Others, expressed assist for the invoice as a small victory.

“Thanks for loving and understanding how a lot our fur infants add to our lives,” one consumer wrote.

“Would LOVE so that you can get this laws by means of,” one other tweeted. “Would additionally love some work on #guncontrol and #healthcare and #DACA. Stick with it!”

Kennedy offered the invoice, which known as Welfare of Our Furry Mates or WOOFF, alongside Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV) and would have the FAA implement restrictions towards storing reside animals in overhead bins and impose fines for violations. It additionally gained assist from the Humane Society.

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