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Old 02-27-2008, 07:43 AM
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Thumbs up Macon, GA Anti-Tethering Bill Passes

Council Bans Animal Tethering

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Last Update: 2/22/2008 3:15:38 PM
Author: Yenu Wodajo

Dozens of animal rights activists filled Macon City Council chambers Tuesday night to voice their concerns against tethering animals.

They said tying a dog or cat to a chain and leaving it unattended for hours is inhumane.

On the agenda was an ordinance to amend chapter five of the Macon Code of Ordinances.

The previous ordinance said no animal may be tethered for more than eight hours a day.

Animal Control Director Jim Johnson addressed council, saying it would be impossible to enforce how long the animal had been tied up.

Council then amended the resolution, making it unlawful to leave a cat or dog tethered and unattended.

The amended ordinance passed unanimously.
source: WMAZ News
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:00 AM
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Wow now more dogs can die in shelters! What a great day for dogs! More dogs will get locked in basements, or crated almost 24/7 What a great day for dogs! (wow I can't say how sarcastically that was typed)

The animal rights activists who don't want humans to share their lives with animals-now they must really be celebrating.

What a sad sad day for pet owners
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:35 AM
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This is ridiculous. I lived in Macon for a year- I just moved last June. I didn't have a fenced backyard, and the only way my dogs could spend any time enjoying themselves outside was on a long tie-out. If I was still living there, they'd now have to spend their entire day cramped in our tiny house and/or crated, rather than running and playing in the yard.

I'm so glad I moved. Macon is all kinds of screwed up.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:32 AM
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I don't think it's unreasonable though. I think it's more for the people who tie their dogs up day and night and leave them like that to go to work etc...

I know of a few dogs that died while being tied up, one jumped off the deck and broke his neck, they came home from shopping hours later to find him. It's actually in Storee's contract that she will never be tied up.

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Old 02-27-2008, 11:35 AM
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That's the problem though, Storee'sMom...it's techicially "aimed" at those who abuse tie-outs, but everyone else gets caught in the cross-fire. There was a massive thread on this recently on here...it's worth a read.
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I don't think it's unreasonable though. I think it's more for the people who tie their dogs up day and night and leave them like that to go to work etc...

I know of a few dogs that died while being tied up, one jumped off the deck and broke his neck, they came home from shopping hours later to find him. It's actually in Storee's contract that she will never be tied up.

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No there was already a law saying you couldn't tie dogs up for more than 8 hours at a time. I know dogs who have died alone in a house, alone in a yard, supervised in a yard, supervised in a house, playing with a stick etc etc. Life is dangerous.

But this will just make people lock dogs up inside, or surrender them to shelters where they can be PTS. A great day for animal rights activists.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:20 PM
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I let both my dogs run around outside, offleash. They do not go into crates anytime. They are left to roam our house when we are not here. They ride freely in my dad's truck. Geez guess I'm acting inhumane (sarcasim).
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:22 PM
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you are Dak.. you shouldn't own dogs.. its cruel!
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*shamed to live in GA*

I let both my dogs run around outside, offleash. They do not go into crates anytime. They are left to roam our house when we are not here. They ride freely in my dad's truck. Geez guess I'm acting inhumane (sarcasim).
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Great for your dogs, but not all dogs are safe in these conditions. Many dogs left loose indoors chew and ingest harmful objects (think power cords and batteries, etc.) not to mention that some cause a lot of damage that could result in them being abandoned to a shelter. As for letting a northern breed, scent hound or sight hound off lead outdoors...it may result in saying goodbye forever. So one can't always judge other dogs and thier owners by what does or doesn't work for oneself.

Tethering is merely a tool. Like anything else, it is as humane or inhumane as the person applying it.

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Great for your dogs, but not all dogs are safe in these conditions. Many dogs left loose indoors chew and ingest harmful objects (think power cords and batteries, etc.) not to mention that some cause a lot of damage that could result in them being abandoned to a shelter. As for letting a northern breed, scent hound or sight hound off lead outdoors...it may result in saying goodbye forever. So one can't always judge other dogs and thier owners by what does or doesn't work for oneself.

Tethering is merely a tool. Like anything else, it is as humane or inhumane as the person applying it.

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Thanks.
And your red husky (?) looks gorgeous!
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