Orlando Bloom has angered animal lovers after photos surfaced of him carrying his dog in a bag.
The 42-year-old actor was recently snapped by paparazzi riding around Los Angeles on his motorcycle, with a bizarre accessory: His toy poodle Mighty inside of a drawstring bag.
I officially hate Orlando Bloom, who in the world carries their their pet like this, and then rides off in a motorcycle with their dog stuffed in a bag!?!? pic.twitter.com/hUFRqxgJ3l
â€” Nicky (@nicky_christie) March 8, 2019
According to the Daily Mail, the â€œLord of the Ringsâ€ star arrived via motorbike to lunch at restaurant in Brentwood, Calif. sporting a black bag on his back. The star then disembarked from his bike and entered the restaurant holding onto the bag, with Mightyâ€™s head fully visible. Video evidence obtained by the outletÂ showedÂ Bloom leaving the building later that afternoon with his bag clearly moving.
Itâ€™s not the first time Bloom has opted to travel with his four-legged companion. In May 2018, Bloom shared a photograph of himself on his bike with Mighty in what looks to be a larger black dog carrier.
In 2017, Bloom shared another snap of himself riding a bicycle with Mighty in a bag around his neck.
While the California DMV handbook for motorcycles doesnâ€™t explicitly provide rules for travelling with animals, the stateâ€™s vehicle code section 23117 states that no person driving a motor vehicle can transport any animal in a space intended for load â€œunlessÂ the vehicle has installed means of preventing the animal from being discharged, or the animal is cross tethered to the vehicle, or is protected by a secured container or cage, in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown, falling, or jumping from the vehicle.â€
Bloomâ€™s questionable choice has angered fans, who have been tagging the starâ€™s fiancÃ© Katy Perry asking her to â€œplease get her man.â€
Others supplied photos of pet carriers that are specifically designed to be mounted on motorcycles.
Bloom, a self-described â€œdog loverâ€ who frequently shares images of his pooch on social media with his 2.4 million followers, has yet to address the controversy.