Written by PETA
On Tuesday, the New York City Council passed two vital bills—one that bans the chaining of dogs for longer than three hours and another that nearly triples the licensing fees for unaltered animals. Both these measures will undoubtedly spare countless dogs and cats an enormous amount of suffering.Project Runway's Tim Gunn and comedian Joan Rivers had both championed the bills on PETA's behalf. In a strongly worded letter to the City Council, Rivers wrote, "I hope this Tethering Bill passes not just for the sake of the poor dogs tied up outside in the cold, but for the sake of the sons of b*****s who do this—because what I'd do to the creeps would be far worse than what any police officer would do!"Councilmember Christine C. Quinn expressed her support in less colorful terms. "Tethering an animal for an extended period of time is cruel and unusual," she said. "This bill will not only prevent this type of unnecessary cruelty, but also increase public safety for pedestrians throughout the City."The law makes New York City one of more than 100 localities throughout the U.S. that have restricted or banned chaining. You can help by working to get a chaining ban passed in your town.
Oh, please. An enforcement agent would have to monitor a tethered dog for a minimum of three hours, before they would be able to take action against the owner. Do you really believe that ASPCA's Humane Enforcement has the manpower or will, to do so? Overnight, here in NYC, we had 19" of snow. The carriage horses were not supposed to working today. Guess what? They were, with nary an enforcement agent in sight, to send them back to the stables, until repeated calls to the ASPCA, finally got a response around 2pm. If the ASPCA has neither the ability nor the will to properly oversee the highly visible carriage horse industry properly,it would foolish to believe that this "anti"-tethering law will be enforced. Passage of this law is merely an attempt, by City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn, to curry favor with the more superficial thinkers in the pro animal community and delude them into thinking that she cares about animals. Meanwhile, the pet shop sprinkler bill, "pets in housing", the rodeo bill and bills offering relief to the poor carriage horses, languish in limbo, at Quinn's direction. Any animal activist who pays attention and is not captive to another agenda, will see this fraud for what it is.
No way to enforce the chaining law and the licensing fee is a fraction of what it costs to spay or neuter.
I think, it is very wrong, to agree with a bill like " tethering animals in New-York city." We all know,who is pushing for this bill " the counsel speaker Christine Quinn", who has NO interrests in ANIMAL ISSUSES ,except her own. We all know, she is FOR the HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES , who are having a miserable life in our with traffic crowded New-York City, With this bill, she is puting a screen over our eyes,to make us THINK, that she is FOR animal issues,what she is not. This is a political trick done by Christine Quinn, who is trying to become MAYOR of this city, if so, we can say; " POOR ANIMALS"!!! with my respect sOLVEJG ZAFERES. [member of PETA for at least 25 years].
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