UNCHAIN YOUR DOG AND OTHER DOGS

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ext by Mrs. Adela - TOTAL ANIMAL LIBERATION

Miami-Dade County wants to be known as a glamorous and fun tourist

destination. A dog suffering on a chain in the hot tropical sun tarnishes this image.
The ordinance imposes humane conditions for tethering, including requiring
people to be outside when their dog is chained.
 
The evidence demonstrates that chaining is cruel and inhumane, often making
"vicious monsters" out of otherwise gentle and social animals. Dogs are
social animals who instinctively want to be part of a group or pack. Leaving dogs
chained outside makes them aggressive. The Center for Disease Control
reported that chained dogs are almost three times more likely to bite. Children have
been injured or killed by going into a chained dog's area, or by a dog who
has broken free from a chain. A dog loose in a neighborhood could be one who
was made aggressive by chaining.
 
Tethered dogs are easy targets for attacks by other animals. They are killed
or injured by extremes in weather, poisoned by humans, and made sick from
animal feces or bird droppings. Often, the necks of chained dogs become raw and
covered with sores from the dogs' constant yanking and straining to escape
confinement. Dogs have been found with collars embedded in their necks.
 
Many other places protect humans and dogs by having tethering ordinances,
including Fort Worth, St. Louis, Washington, DC, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach,
Hollywood, FL, Macon, Georgia and the entire States of California, Texas,
Virginia, West Virginia and Connecticut.
 
Miami-Dade County should pass the anti-tethering ordinance.

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Regarding Docket Number FSIS-2008-0022, encourage the USDA to adopt the proposed rules regarding the Disposition of Downer Cattle.

PLEASE WRITE TO USDA

Example letter:

Email address :
fsis.regulationscomments@fsis.usda.gov

Dear USDA,
Regarding Docket Number FSIS-2008-0022, I encourage the USDA to adopt the proposed rules regarding the Disposition of Downer Cattle. Specifically, I fully support the USDA's proposal to exclude all downed cattle, including those who may become downed after inspection at slaughterhouses, from being slaughtered. Instead, these animals should be humanely euthanized on the spot.
I also encourage the FSIS to extend its ban on the slaughter of downed cattle to cover ALL downed livestock – including pigs, goats, sheep, and others. No crippled or sick animal should suffer gratuitously, and the public deserves the assurance that our health is being treated as a priority when it comes to our food supply. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Text by Mrs. Adela - TOTAL ANIMAL LIBERATION :
 
Voting on an ordinance to restrict tethering dogs in Miami-Dade County 

We understand you will soon be voting on an ordinance to restrict tethering
dogs in Miami-Dade County. This is important legislation that should be
passed. Miami-Dade County wants to be known as a glamorous and fun tourist
destination. A dog suffering on a chain in the hot tropical sun tarnishes this image.
The ordinance imposes humane conditions for tethering, including requiring
people to be outside when their dog is chained.
 
The evidence demonstrates that chaining is cruel and inhumane, often making
"vicious monsters" out of otherwise gentle and social animals. Dogs are
social animals who instinctively want to be part of a group or pack. Leaving dogs
chained outside makes them aggressive. The Center for Disease Control
reported that chained dogs are almost three times more likely to bite. Children have
been injured or killed by going into a chained dog's area, or by a dog who
has broken free from a chain. A dog loose in a neighborhood could be one who
was made aggressive by chaining.
 
Tethered dogs are easy targets for attacks by other animals. They are killed
or injured by extremes in weather, poisoned by humans, and made sick from
animal feces or bird droppings. Often, the necks of chained dogs become raw and
covered with sores from the dogs' constant yanking and straining to escape
confinement. Dogs have been found with collars embedded in their necks.
 
Many other places protect humans and dogs by having tethering ordinances,
including Fort Worth, St. Louis, Washington, DC, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach,
Hollywood, FL, Macon, Georgia and the entire States of California, Texas,
Virginia, West Virginia and Connecticut.
 
Miami-Dade County should pass the anti-tethering ordinance.

text by Mrs. Adela -
TOTAL ANIMAL LIBERATION