Request from a reader: A municipal animal control is researching the issue of tethering. The unit is considering drafting a tethering ordinance and is trying to find relevant studies, as opposed to opinions. Any ordinance they may come up with will be drafted with the following in mind:
- They do not want to increase impounds.
- They do not want to penalize low income dog owners.
Can you help provide links to any information you think might be useful regarding the issue of tethering? Again, they are hoping to find actual studies, not opinion based articles. Do you have a link to a tethering ordinance you believe to be a good model? As a responsible tetherer, I am pleased to see a group researching this issue thoroughly in advance and not simply caving to the Chaining=Torture hysteria too prevalent in the animal welfare world.