Portsmouth, Virginia, Bans Unattended Chaining

The Portsmouth City Council in Virginia first restricted dog chaining in response to efforts by PETA and compassionate residents in 2012, but local law-enforcement agencies quickly found that a time limit was largely unenforceable. In 2017, city officials strengthened the ordinance to ban unattended tethering altogether.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind