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Dog deserve better- ban on chaining or tethering dogs in yards
« on: December 20, 2006, 12:40:35 am »
I decided to post this here since there was a discussion awhile back by a member who tied his dog in his front yard and got made at his neighbors who got bitten by his dog!
I think education is the only solution to people who think that big dogs as guard dogs can be tethered alone in yards and can be safe.
Many communities have to enact legislation because dog owners haven't a clue to what they are doing....
Please get the word out! Educate about cruel practices.
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WASHINGTON (September 26, 2006) – The Humane Society of the United States today applauded the introduction by U.S. Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter (R-11th/ Mich.) of a resolution encouraging municipalities to adopt and enforce protections against dog bites. H. Res. 1013 addresses the serious issue of dangerous dogs and what can be done to prevent them from biting. The Centers for Disease Control concluded that 800,000 dog bites per year are serious enough to require medical attention.

“Millions of Americans share their homes with dogs and share a special bond with these animals, and the vast majority of interactions between people and dogs are happy and safe,” said Michael Markarian, executive vice president of The HSUS. “But there are two types of dogs with an increased likelihood to bite—chained dogs and male dogs who have not been neutered.”

The CDC has determined that over 70 percent of dogs involved in attacks are unneutered males. “The HSUS encourages all dog owners to have their pets sterilized,” said Markarian. “This important and routine procedure will reduce a dog’s desire to roam, fight with other dogs, or behave aggressively towards people.”

In addition, the CDC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the American Veterinary Medical Association have all determined that chaining or tethering creates dogs who are at a significantly greater risk to bite. “The practice of chaining dogs for long periods of time is inhumane and poses a risk to the dogs involved, other animals, and the entire community,” said Markarian.



http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/articles.html
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Martha in Texas