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Group Targets South Bend Because City Has No Ban on Chaining Dogs Outdoors—Even in Bitter-Cold Winter Weather
For Immediate Release:January 15, 2013
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
South Bend, Ind. -- PETA has sent a letter to South Bend
Mayor Pete Buttigieg with an offer that the group hopes he won't refuse: PETA
will help the city save money by clearing all the sidewalks around the
County-City Building after the city's next snowstorm if the mayor and Common
Council grant the group permission to stencil its anti-chaining ad on the sidewalk. The
ad shows a sad chained dog and reads, "Chained Dog? A Chilling
Tail." PETA picked South Bend because despite the city's cold winters and
abundant snowfall, it has no ban on chaining.
PETA hopes that the stencil inspires city leaders to ban the chaining of dogs,
as authorities in many forward-thinking towns and cities across the U.S. have
"'Backyard dogs' are subjected to everything from
temperature extremes to attacks by abusers to mind-numbing loneliness,"
says PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. "We urge the mayor to
accept our offer, and we implore residents to allow dogs indoors—not just when it snows but year-round."
For these highly social pack animals, life at the end of a chain is no
life at all. Deprived of everything that is natural and important to them,
chained dogs often go insane from frustration and lack of exercise. Chaining
dogs can also be deadly for humans. A study authored
in part by two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention physicians found that
"[b]iting dogs were significantly more likely … to be chained …."
According to the study, chained dogs are nearly three times as likely to
attack as dogs who are not tethered.
Every year, PETA receives thousands of complaints about
people who leave dogs outdoors in the cold. Like people, dogs can suffer from
frostbite and exposure, and they can become dehydrated when water sources
freeze. Cold weather spells extra hardship for "backyard
dogs," who often go without adequate food, water, shelter, or
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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