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Doggone: Lawmakers don't throw dog lovers a bone; no human, pet co-burial yet

6 years 4 months 6 days ago Tuesday, April 05 2016 Apr 5, 2016 April 05, 2016 5:24 PM April 05, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers didn't throw a bone to people who are hoping to be buried with their dogs; instead, at a committee meeting Tuesday, they buried the proposal by Senator Conrad Appel, R- Metairie.

"People love their pets, I know some people who love their pets more than their family," Appel told WBRZ political correspondent Mark Armstrong.

"If the option and the timing worked out, I guess ( I would be buried with my dog)," dog lover Michael Ryan said. Ryan was playing with his dog, Pony Boy, at a Baton Rouge dog park Tuesday.

Lawmakers decided to remove the bill from discussion during the 2016 Regular Legislative Session to give the state cemetery board more time to work out technical issues should the law be approved. People would be buried with their animals in a separate part of cemeteries.

The proposal will likely be brought back next year.


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