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In several states, tethering laws have been enacted that ensure dogs' safety when tied to a solitary object. The laws were passed as a result of many instances in which dogs had been left outside in extreme weather, chained with unsafe or harmful collars and leashes, and left without water or food.

Pennsylvania has yet to implement leash laws. With its extreme weather during both summer and winter, dogs need the protection from being left out in severe conditions. An initiative in 2010— if it had passed— would have made it illegal in Pennsylvania to leave a dog out in extremely hot or cold weather, as well as to leave it without water or food.

Sign the petition asking Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to add his support to new legislation that will require that dogs be treated humanely when tethered.

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Dear Secretary Vilsack,

Pennsylvania is just one state that has yet to implement tethering laws for dogs. We need these laws because there have been instances in which dogs were left out in extreme weather, without food, water, or proper shelter. This is simply inhumane and needs to be outlawed immediately.

Pennsylvania needs to outline standards for tethering a dog to a solitary object. All of the following should be included in any potential legislation:

· Food and water must be within reach of the dog
· The dog must have access to shade of some kind
· Leashes and collars must be up to standard
· Weather must not be extreme

Please use your influence within the USDA to ensure no dog will have to endure sub-par conditions and physical trauma as a result of being improperly tethered.


Petition Signatures

Sep 4, 2015 Sybil Fretz
Sep 4, 2015 Claudia Gomez
Sep 4, 2015 Luz Cadena
Sep 2, 2015 frances lightfine
Sep 2, 2015 linda tibbets
Sep 2, 2015 sylvie béclard
Sep 1, 2015 elizabeth cimadevilla
Sep 1, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Sep 1, 2015 Peter Hewitt
Aug 31, 2015 Cindy Norris
Aug 31, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 31, 2015 ARZU ERDOGAN
Aug 31, 2015 Christel Platt
Aug 29, 2015 Tomasz Mroziński
Aug 29, 2015 Monika Omasta
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
Aug 29, 2015 Lida Stevenson
Aug 29, 2015 A. Burton
Aug 29, 2015 Sylvia Allen
Aug 28, 2015 Jess Summers
Aug 28, 2015 I M Lopez
Aug 28, 2015 Alexis Brotzman
Aug 28, 2015 Joanne Yadao
Aug 27, 2015 Renee Dagostino
Aug 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2015 Ku Rr
Aug 25, 2015 janet sifers
Aug 25, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Aug 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2015 daniela e
Aug 25, 2015 Debbie Harding
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 Martine Henry
Aug 23, 2015 giovanna Ramírez
Aug 23, 2015 Adriana Maria Bidarra
Aug 22, 2015 Melissa Sullivan
Aug 21, 2015 Noel Schornhorst
Aug 21, 2015 Bree Tait dogs being chained can be lethal one dog was almost decapitated,others are killed in floods and hurricanes. Stop this I humane practice now. Ban dog chaining completely it's so cruel and uncaring. It's very detrimental to the gods health.
Aug 21, 2015 Janice Montano
Aug 21, 2015 Olga Troyan
Aug 21, 2015 MARA SCHMID
Aug 20, 2015 Deedria Ramey
Aug 20, 2015 Sarah Taylor
Aug 20, 2015 Sherry Hester
Aug 20, 2015 Edurne Gonzalez
Aug 19, 2015 Sylvia Ramsay Please stop the mistreatment of animals.
Aug 19, 2015 Janice Martz
Aug 19, 2015 Tom Sprague
Aug 19, 2015 Maggie Dunn

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