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U.S. Anti-Tethering Legislation By State

The State of Illinois is Currently Lobbying for
Laws Against Tethering Dogs for Life:

Illinois Residents:

Illinois: Stop Inhumane Tethering of Dogs

Great news! Legislation (S.B. 2580) to protect chained dogs in Illinois has passed the Senate and will soon be considered in the Illinois House.

Dogs are naturally social beings who thrive on interaction with human beings and other animals. An otherwise friendly and docile dog, when kept continuously chained (or tethered), can become very aggressive. A chained dog, unable to take flight, often feels forced to fight, attacking any unfamiliar animal or person. Dogs have even been found with collars embedded in their necks, the result of years of neglect at the end of a chain.

Please make a brief, polite phone call to your Illinois state representative to urge support for S.B. 2580. Click here to look up your state representative's name and phone number. When you call, remember to leave your name and address so it's clear you are a constituent.

After making your call, fill in and submit the form below to automatically send an email to your state legislator, reiterating your support for S.B. 2580. Your legislators receive a lot of email, so remember to personalize the subject line and email message below so that your message will stand out and have a greater impact.

* Your State Representative or Representatives