Tamira Thayne Protest
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, November/December 2010:
Dogs Deserve Better founder Tamira Thayne from August 2 until
October 14, 2010 spent 10 hours each working day, 52 days in all,
chained to the steps of the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg
to promote an anti-chaining bill, which died when the legislative
California, Connecticut, Nevada, and Texas already limit
the length of time that dogs can be left chained, along with
hundreds of municipalities. Prolonged chaining is believed to make
dogs more territorial and therefore more dangerous.
About a third of fatal dog attacks on children are by chained
dogs. Brianna Nicole Shanor, 8, whose photo is on Thayne’s
doghouse, was killed by a chained Rottweiler in Hanover,
Pennsylvania, on January 19, 2009.
A pit bull terrier who broke a chain on November 10, 2010
killed Kaden Muckleroy, age 2, of Henderson, Texas. This and
other recent pit bull fatalities in the same area have built support
for efforts by a retired judge to ban pit bulls in Texas.