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Portsmouth Native Urges Newport News and Suffolk to Ban Continuous Tethering of Dogs
Roads—On the eve of
Valentine's Day, comedian Wanda Sykes is hoping that Suffolk and Newport
News will show some love to dogs. In letters sent today on PETA's behalf, the
comedian urges the mayors and city council members of both cities to follow the
leads of nearby Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, and her native Portsmouth and
enact legislation that bans or significantly restricts the continuous chaining
of dogs. As Sykes explains, forcing highly social pack animals to live their
lives at the end of a chain is both cruel and dangerous since chained dogs are
more likely to become aggressive and attack people, children especially.
ask for so little yet give us so much. The very least that we can do for them
is to pass a law that protects them from the cruelty of being chained their
entire lives," writes Sykes. "I truly hope that Newport News [and
Suffolk join] dozens of other U.S. jurisdictions—including my hometown of
Portsmouth—that have passed anti-chaining laws in response to public safety and
animal welfare concerns."
responds to more chained-dog cases in Suffolk than in any other city in the
area, but the 24/7 chaining of dogs is also
common in Newport News. Just this winter, a PETA fieldworker found two
malnourished dogs chained in a Newport News backyard with no access to food or
water. Just feet away lay the body of a third dog who, as revealed by a
necropsy, had starved to death. PETA has since filed charges against the
homeowner. Photos of chained dogs in both cities are available upon request.
Sykes' letter to Newport News and Suffolk officials is available
here and here.
information, please visit PETA.org.
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