Nevada's Anti-Tethering Bill Goes to the Governor! | Animal Law Coalition

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

"Update May 16, 2009: By a vote of 32-8, the Nevada Assembly has passed S.B. 132, the landmark bill that will restrict the number of hours a dog can be chained to 14 per day and require that any tether be at least 12' long or if it is a pulley or trolley, allow the dog to move at least 12 feet in one direction.

The state senate has already passed the bill. It's on to the governor.

Please contact Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons and urge him to sign S.B. 132 into law to restrict the chaining of dogs. Tell the governor it is both cruel and dangerous to chain dogs for long periods. Nevada animal control support this bill. Dogs that are chained for long periods tend to be neglected and can be dangerous, straining animal control resources and endangering the community.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and United States Dept of Agriculture (USDA) also oppose chaining dogs for long periods. The Center for Disease Control has said chained dogs are 2.8 times more likely to bite adults. Chained dogs are nearly 5 times more likely to bite children.
S.B. 132 is a common sense bill that allows people to tether dogs while they are at work and then helps get dogs off chains for a period of time each day for much needed socialization and exercise. Tell the governor signing this bill, S.B. 132, is a matter of community safety and stopping animal cruelty"



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