Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More anti-chaining resources


As posted previously, 2007 is shaping up to be a banner year for the anti-chaining movement. A recent reader's e-mail led to these additional resources on anti-chaining laws. For starters, the Humane Society of the United States has a good rundown on The Facts about Chaining, which notes the dangers that chaining poses to dogs, people, and other animals.

At www.unchainyourdog.org there are a number of links, including materials on various laws and ordinances around the country, and a guide for how to go about proposing an anti-chaining law that includes everything from handouts to powerpoint presentations.

Similarly, www.dogsdeservebetter.org contains a number of resources and includes reports on the event Chain Off 2007: Unchain the 50, which is the source of the logo is pictured above.

Additionally, kudos to Okaloosa, Florida, that has apparently adopted this ordinance:

Sec. 5-28. Restraint and confinement to property. (d) Dogs or cats shall not be chained, tied, fastened or otherwise tethered to dog houses, trees, fences or other stationary objects as a means of confinement to property.

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