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An anti-tethering group growing increasingly frustrated with the Nova Scotia government and the provincial SPCA.

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

 People for Dogs has long-called for an end to the permanent tethering and penning of dogs.
The group is becoming increasingly concerned by the political red tape and regulatory run around; while dogs across the province remain chained for another winter. 
Minister of Agriculture, John MacDonell recently said in th legislature that the fact that an animal may be tethered, does not necessarily mean that an animal may be in distress.
People for Dogs spokesperson Scott Saunders tells CJLS they're tired of hearing the same line given by the government.
And Saunders says they're confused over the position taken by the Nova Scotia SPCA.
Saunders says tethering a dog outside on a permanent basis is definitely stressful.
Last week a petition started by People For Dogs was presented in the legislature by Kings West MLA, Leo Glavine. 
The petition called on the government to make it illegal for Nova Scotians to permanently chain or pen a dog outside.
It contained 439 handwritten signatures, collected in under 2 weeks. 
There were also 1538 electronic signatures from an online petition initiated by the group. 
The House of Assembly does not accept online petitions. 

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