Dogs in Australia are currently allowed to be tied to the end of a rope or chain for 23 out of 24 hours a day!

The numbers of dogs dying across Australia is increasing as temperatures rise as a result of climate change.

With some of the the hottest states in the world Australia is experiencing an animal welfare crisis

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Queensland, Australian law states that it is possible for a dog to be left tied to the end of a rope or on a chain continuously for up to 23 hours and that is just inexcusable. It is impossible to monitor. The practice of tethering a dog outside unattended is now prohibited in some countries with effective results for a safer community and a life worth living for dogs. Positive testimonials exist where changes in law have been made to ensure that – no person shall tether a dog to a stationary or inanimate object as a means of confinement or restraint unless such person is outside with the dog, and the dog is always visible to the said person.

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Unattended Dog Tethering

Unattended Dog Tethering

Under the law in Queensland, it’s possible for a dog to be left tied to the end of a rope or on a chain continuously for up to 24 hours. Queensland’s Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 says if a dog is confined for 24 hours it has to be exercised  “or allowed to...

Reasons to Pass Attended Tethering Laws for Dogs

Reasons to Pass Attended Tethering Laws for Dogs

Chaining/tethering and intensive confinement damages a dogs physical and psychological wellbeing. Animal Behaviorists Agree: Chaining Makes Dogs Dangerous  British animal behaviorist Dr. Roger Mugford states, “Dogs, just like human beings who get locked up for no...

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Dog Chaining & Tethering is a global animal welfare crisis

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