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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 5, 2015 Donna Lynn
May 5, 2015 Cynthia Narkoff
May 4, 2015 Linda Phelan
May 3, 2015 Gabriela Martínez
May 3, 2015 Holly Hilton
May 3, 2015 Mary Embry
May 2, 2015 Lee Venter
May 2, 2015 patricia green
May 1, 2015 Alisa Daniels
May 1, 2015 Ellen Gurtner
Apr 30, 2015 Alexis MacNeil
Apr 30, 2015 Eva Fischer
Apr 30, 2015 Sally Madigan
Apr 28, 2015 Melissa Ballss
Apr 27, 2015 Jamie Prata
Apr 27, 2015 liz lancarte
Apr 26, 2015 Detelina Guecheva
Apr 26, 2015 Andrea Kendall
Apr 26, 2015 karen bedford
Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Tell the USDA to Support Tethering Laws in Pennsylvania!
Apr 26, 2015 Jacqueline Manders
Apr 26, 2015 m. cecilia dallari
Apr 25, 2015 Michael Ruskin
Apr 25, 2015 Teresa Gallagher
Apr 24, 2015 pat redner
Apr 24, 2015 Liana Stanton
Apr 24, 2015 Karen Morris
Apr 24, 2015 Denise Miller
Apr 24, 2015 Erica Koconis
Apr 24, 2015 Elodie Rodriguez
Apr 23, 2015 Amanda Wilkerson
Apr 23, 2015 jocelyne de poorter
Apr 23, 2015 Jan Phillips
Apr 22, 2015 esther winder
Apr 22, 2015 Debbie Stozek
Apr 22, 2015 Donnell Brake
Apr 21, 2015 plaut gilles
Apr 20, 2015 Diane Gudatis
Apr 20, 2015 Jeannine Mendrola
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 Danijela Cebic
Apr 20, 2015 petra cruijs
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 Kyle Zucco
Apr 18, 2015 Denise LoRusso disgusting seeing this EVERYWHERE I TRAVEL ! Dogs are not lawn ornaments meant to be tied , chained, roped outside in a wooden box , separated from human companionship or other dogs - it must end!!!
Apr 18, 2015 Robin Smith Pennsylvania needs to include in their standards accountability and penalty actions against those caught mistreating dogs.
Apr 18, 2015 evelyn döntgen
Apr 17, 2015 Ursula Myers
Apr 17, 2015 Shannon Erickson
Apr 17, 2015 Katherine Babiak

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