Cousin of Mauling Victim Speaks Out

Published by PETA.

PETA held a press conference today in Richmond to announce our new video PSA about the practice of chaining dogs. Before I started doing this animal stuff professionally, it just wouldn’t have occurred to me that so many dogs spend their entire lives chained to old tires or barrels in someone’s backyard. You kind of have to see it for yourself to get an idea of exactly how much that sucks when it snows. Anyway, before I start getting all sappy and rhetorical about this, here’s the video. The young lady who narrated it for us lost her 2-year-old cousin last year to a pair of chained dogs who had become aggressive.

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