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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

Jul 6, 2015 Antonio Elias Firmino Ferreira
Jul 5, 2015 Esta Maltz
Jul 5, 2015 lennart blomqvist
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 Ana Andre Stop cruelty against animals
Jul 4, 2015 Lauren Oggiono
Jul 4, 2015 A. Elissen
Jul 3, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jul 3, 2015 Tracy Light
Jul 3, 2015 David Crawford
Jul 3, 2015 Cara Schmidt
Jul 3, 2015 marian selim
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 katharine Kehr
Jul 2, 2015 Deborah Merritt
Jul 2, 2015 Lindsay Elliott
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2015 maria pacifico
Jun 28, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 28, 2015 Jeff Morris
Jun 27, 2015 Kristy Lindberg
Jun 27, 2015 Tedd Moore
Jun 27, 2015 Tracy Arcure
Jun 25, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 25, 2015 Mary Holden
Jun 24, 2015 Hollie Price
Jun 24, 2015 Lori Gipson
Jun 22, 2015 Antonino Gentile
Jun 22, 2015 karen lamp
Jun 21, 2015 Cuello Amanda
Jun 21, 2015 kendra wilson
Jun 20, 2015 Rhonda Robbins
Jun 20, 2015 Joei Fische
Jun 20, 2015 Howard Weinstein
Jun 20, 2015 Eileen Bower
Jun 20, 2015 Carmela Quinlan
Jun 20, 2015 eleanor roscoe
Jun 20, 2015 Cynthia Kratt
Jun 20, 2015 Maureen Smit
Jun 20, 2015 Deborah Croft
Jun 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2015 John Cabala
Jun 19, 2015 Christi Neaton
Jun 19, 2015 Judy Lee
Jun 19, 2015 L.A. Peace
Jun 19, 2015 Ronna Russell
Jun 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2015 Renee Lusian

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