An Old Practice Coming to an End?
Tipton, PA - A Denver study revealed that "chained" dogs are more likely to be aggressive. Stories abound regarding chained dogs -- primarily concerning pit bulls, rottweilers and chows -- injuring and killing children. In 2007 about, 20% of dog bite fatalities stemmed from chained dogs. Anti-tethering bills are gaining momentum in several states.
In Pennsylvania, various animal groups gathered to support House Bill 1065. The proposed bill prohibits the tethering of dogs between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The founder of Dogs Deserve Better, spoke at the event regarding the suffering of chained dogs. She also highlighted children, who are frequent victims of attacks by chained dogs.
The question is, if people can't chain their pit bulls, what will they do with them? Pit bulls scale fences all the time.
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