- Table of Contents
- In My View
- Cheers & Jeers
- Feature: Tama and the Baby
- Restaurant Review: The Counter Restaurant
- Future Uncertain for Texas Horse Slaughter Plants
- Vino for Vegans
- The Nature Conservancy: What Have We Learned?
- Movement Watch
- Bacteria Liberation
- Mute Swan Update
- Merchandise Catalog
In July, the Greenwich Times reported that Connecticut's Governor John Rowland signed legislation that prohibits the tethering of dogs for an "unreasonable period of time." (Stephen Singer, "Law grants dogs a new leash on life" - Associated Press.)
The authority of an animal control officer to intervene in cases where dog tethering is deemed unreasonable already existed in the laws of Connecticut, by application of the anti-cruelty statutes. Thus, this law has provided no new substantive protections for dogs.
Friends of Animals made numerous personal appearances during the hearing over this bill. We are relieved, at least, to report that various proposals that would have given a number of hours as a limit (in effect, permitting some unconscionable cases of dog confinement, as long as the practice lasted, for example, under 22 hours in a day) did not take hold.