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Dog tethering: The practice, the laws, and how you can help

September 6, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

I recently became aware of the tethering issue, and what a heartbreaker it is.

Of all the cruelties that are visited upon dogs by action and neglect, this has got to rank among the most disturbing – because it is publicly visible.  And as Albert Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

How anyone could chain a dog to a tree and leave it there, often without water or food, without love or any human contact, is unconscionable.

At some point, I would like to apply my litigation media design skills to the task of helping to enact legislation to protect dogs from such cruelty.  And as part of my initial research into this matter, I came across this website, which I think readers of this site (and my book) will want to be aware of:

UnchainYourDog.org:

A classic grassroots organization, born of practical need when one caring woman saw a terribly neglected dog tethered to a doghouse, rescued him, and gave him a new life, filled with love.  They even raised money to place this terrific billboard in Little Rock, AR:

This is an issue worth learning about. UnchainYourDog.org has put together a massive amount of educational and activist information to get you started, and a list of things you can do to get started, now.

Let’s work together to put an end to tethering, one precious dog at a time.

“Only your compassion and your loving kindness are invincible, and without limit.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh

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