A Maine politician proposed a seat-belt law for dogs. Howls of complaint made him walk it back.

A Maine lawmaker recently proposed a bill that would require dogs to be harnessed or tethered in moving vehicles.

In other words: No more dogs joyously hanging out the window, jowls and ears flapping in the breeze. No more small pooches perched on drivers‘ laps like mini co-pilots.

If comments on local news stories about the idea are any guide, this proposal did not go over particularly well.

“My dog‘s going to be so pissed when he finds out,” Andrew Hesselbart wrote on the Facebook page of the Portland Press Herald. “Stop trying to control everyone,” wrote Jeremy Collison. “Opioids destroying lives across the state and these people are wasting time on legislation like this?” Robert Alan Parry asked.