Demand an Anti Tethering Bylaw in Edmonton

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Sources: 

1. Calgary, By-law No. 23M2006, Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw (March 23, 2006)

2. Humane Society of the United States

3. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Changes in Edmonton are urgently needed to protect our dogs. The law in Edmonton (or lack thereof) currently allows dogs to be chained up, outside, in all extremes of weather, for any amount of time. This means that dogs can be left outside in -30 (or +30) degrees for many days, hours, or potentially be forced to live outside for their entire lives. 

This is referred to as tethering. Tethering is both unsafe and inhumane. Calgary provides its dogs with protection from tethering in their Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw.  This bylaw prohibits leaving a dog tied up outside, unsupervised, for any amount of time.

Calgary has recognized that the practice is cruel, inhumane, and dangerous to both dogs and humans, and has banned it. It is time that Edmonton move forward and do the same for our dogs.  Your signature can help end this suffering. Please sign and forward this letter to our Edmonton mayor and city councillors to let them know that this is an important issue to you.

Petition Recipient: Mayor Don Iveson and Edmonton City Council

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