The New UNCHAIN A DOG DAY
The New UNCHAIN A DOG DAY.
by Robert Hudson
Lady Freethinker, a national non-profit media organization with a mission to end animal suffering and expose cruelty, is declaring August 8, 2022 “Unchain a Dog Day.” The “Break the Chain” campaign is designed to raise public awareness for the dangers of keeping a dog chained or tethered, to urge policymakers to ban chaining and tethering and for the public to sign a pledge to never leave dogs chained and speak up if they see a dog suffering. The organization has also created a specific “4 Ways to Help Chained Dogs” guide for people so that they can help and take action.
The New UNCHAIN A DOG DAY-end the suffering
Keeping a dog chained or tethered for long periods of time is tremendously cruel.
- They’re denied basic needs like exploring their surroundings,
- lack of exercising
- without proper food, water, or shelter
Dog chaining poses serious threats to a dog’s physical and psychological well-being. Dogs have frozen to death in the winter or died of heatstroke in the summer. They can also suffer from strangulation, as a dog’s tether can become tangled easily. They’ve hung themselves accidentally after attempting to jump over a doghouse, tree, or fence. Countless dogs have died at the end of a chain. In Knoxville, Tennessee, two dogs died after they were unable to reach food or water.
The New UNCHAIN A DOG DAY- Keep Them Safe
All of the deaths mentioned here could have been easily avoided by taking them off the chain.
Dogs chained typically live in filth. They’re also vulnerable to aggressive wild animals and cruel people who could seriously harm or kill them. Given their circumstances, it’s no surprise that chained dogs tend to be more aggressive. According to the American Humane Association, chained dogs are 2.8 times more likely to bite.
Lady Freethinker is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit working to end animal suffering. Lets give a voice to those who cannot speak out for themselves. This would give meaningful, lasting change through investigative reporting, petitions, and partnerships with activists worldwide. Together, we are changing the way the world sees and treats animals for the better. Learn more at www.ladyfreethinker.org.