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Animal Agenda Aotearoa 2017
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#15 Chaining

Ban the permanent chaining of dogs and the permanent tethering of goats.

Both dogs and goats are sociable animals who need companionship and regular exercise. However, many dogs and goats in New Zealand are permanently chained or tethered. This is physically painful and psychologically distressing to the animals.

 

Animals who are permanently confined often get no proper exercise and also suffer loneliness as they are frequently confined without companionship. In the worst cases, the chain becomes embedded in the dog’s neck if the dog is never let off the chain. This is particularly the case if the dog is first chained when he or she is young, and the neck expands as the dog grows.