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Sign Petition to Outlaw Chaining and Tethering

Are you looking for a way to speak out against chaining and excessive tethering of dogs? If so, there's a petition you can sign! Walk...

Joy  |  Nov 8th 2006


Stop Chaining Dogs

Are you looking for a way to speak out against chaining and excessive tethering of dogs? If so, there’s a petition you can sign!

Walk around your city streets and you’ll see them dogs left to spend their entire lives in “solitary confinement,” trapped at the end of a chain or in a small pen. For a social pack animal, there’s no crueler punishment.

The practice of chaining, also called tethering, is not only an inhumane way to treat these trusting, loving companions; its a danger to the public. Chained dogs are nearly three times more likely to attack than dogs not tethered, and children are most often the victims of these attacks.

Chaining dogs is cruel and dangerous. Dogs are members of the family, not old bicycles, lawn ornaments or furry alarm systems.

Did you know that more than 80 cities and two states have already enacted restrictions on chaining and the suffering it causes? But this is an issue all communities need to address!

Tell the National League of Cities to introduce and/or support ordinances that ban or severely restrict tethering. Remind them to strengthen all local animal protection laws. Don’t let another dog suffer from the cruelty of chaining in anyones backyard again!

Follow this link to sign the petition.