Comments on Connecticut Considers Bill on Dog Tethering

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Craig   Indianapolis, IN

9/1/2010 9:51:53 AM

I support any law that takes into consideration the safety of the pet--in this case, dogs. However, I feel the State of CT (and all other states) should institute a pet restraint law for vehicles that would mandate the use of pet car seats / booster seats and/or restraint harnesses that utilize existing rear seat-belts to keep pets from "free-ranging" in the car while it is in motion. We buckle up ourselves, our children and other passengers. Why do we assume it's safe to leave a pet to roam and distract a drivers attention? Driver distraction, by pets, is one of the leading causes of accidents, injuries and death on the road. Even during a quick emergency stop a loose pet can be thrown through the windshield, into a child or passenger, or even beneath the brake pedal. Loose pets are dangerous to themselves, to passengers and to innocent others, on the road, who might become directly involved in an accident when a loose pet is thrown from the vehicle. Please encourage your state legislators to pass pet restraint laws, to help keep everyone safe on the road, and save lives.

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Ray   litchfield, CT

3/24/2010 6:08:25 AM

the bill as written has serious flaws. it treats all dogs as if they are the same size and having the same requirements.you are also putting another burden on animal control officers who are few and far between.We already have laws on the books in CT which are rarely enforced due to no one to enforce them. If you see a mistreated animal start making noise until someone listens.Do not ask for more laws which look great on paper and accomplish little.

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Cheryl   Kansas City, KS

3/8/2010 6:06:08 PM

I hope that this bill passes and every other state has bills like it.

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Melissa   Farmington, NM

3/8/2010 9:19:15 AM

Please pass this bill all over the US! If you need to tether your dog maybe you shouldn't have one!

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Sandy   Windsor Locks, SC

3/8/2010 4:31:26 AM

This has been too long coming. I live in CT and truly hope they enforce this possible new law.

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Tim   Jackson, MN

3/7/2010 9:10:35 PM

Soon to be a national
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S   Three Oaks, MI

3/7/2010 5:56:51 PM

I agree w/ all the previous comments!

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ME   Tucson, AZ

3/7/2010 2:12:47 PM

This should be a law every place. But I feel that someone who does this to their dog(s) deserves more than a fine. What does that really teach the person? Nothing! They need to be subjected to the same treatment they put their pet through.

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Brian   LA, CA

3/7/2010 8:17:11 AM

Thanks for the article.

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Jackie   Kensington, NH

3/7/2010 6:56:26 AM

I think its about time. I am sick of people treating dogs like crap. I think we have come a long way and have a long way to go. They are wonderful creatures and deserve to be respected. The fact that they put up with us shows us how great they are.

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michele   phoenix, AZ

3/7/2010 5:35:45 AM

they should pass this is the entire USA.

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Judy   Oak Lawn, IL

3/7/2010 5:33:20 AM

It's about time

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Ellen   Madison, WI

3/6/2010 8:26:34 PM

Wish they would pass this law in my state.

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Cheryl   Kansas City, KS

3/6/2010 7:44:03 PM

Its about time that we protect our animals. I just hope this works.

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Jake   SF, CA

3/6/2010 8:01:52 AM

GOOD!

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SKP   Pekin, IL

3/6/2010 7:11:00 AM

I don't think it is enough. It should include kennels and pet shops and especially breeders.

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

3/5/2010 10:19:48 PM

I think this is too much legislation.

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sk   nh, CT

3/5/2010 8:38:54 PM

wonderful

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karen   little rock, AR

3/5/2010 5:28:49 PM

I agree with this article

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lola   greenville, SC

3/5/2010 3:05:16 PM

I can't believe this bill! Stop overcaring for the ANIMALS!!! Think about people. Babies are being aborted all over the country and all you can think about is not tying a DOG up!!!!!!!! What is your problem?!?!? Wake up to the real world! The babies are in more trouble than a tied up dog. You have to tie a dog up somehow if you go into town with it!! You can't just drop the leash and walk inside a grocery store! Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!!

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