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In several states, leash laws have been enacted that provide for dogs' safety when tethered 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, to 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 leash 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

Apr 23, 2014 Samantha McCabe
Apr 23, 2014 Lori Nance
Apr 22, 2014 Meredith Erickson
Apr 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2014 Darlene Nichols
Apr 22, 2014 Ina Porzig
Apr 22, 2014 Hyona Santana
Apr 21, 2014 James Kirks
Apr 21, 2014 marga terstal
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 jen kumar
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Lu Foss hello....wakey wakey!! we would like to welcome you to the 21st century!!!
Apr 21, 2014 Greg Mulvey
Apr 21, 2014 maxene bowers
Apr 20, 2014 jacque wazelle
Apr 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2014 Fayhaa Doja
Apr 19, 2014 mary kozel
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 Noreen Michaud
Apr 17, 2014 Stephanie Lloyd
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 Jess Duelfer
Apr 16, 2014 Karen Majkich
Apr 16, 2014 Heather Alexander
Apr 16, 2014 Rebecca Gastineau
Apr 16, 2014 Bjorn Skarbo
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Burkman
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 16, 2014 Johanna de Bruin We should go further and ban this barbaric practise altogether - dogs should be allowed to run, not chained up all day and night
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Pamela Schaming
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 Stephanie Cohen
Apr 14, 2014 c lc ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 13, 2014 Susan Gaida
Apr 12, 2014 Carmen Williams
Apr 12, 2014 Robert Rogan
Apr 12, 2014 Melissa Bostic
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Cheryl Houde
Apr 11, 2014 margaret frest
Apr 11, 2014 Rosalie Sable
Apr 11, 2014 Salwah Koriya
Apr 11, 2014 emanuela truzzi
Apr 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2014 Darlene hobson

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