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Lawmakers outlaw long-term tethering of dogs in cali

Discussion in 'Laws & Legislation' started by Bullyboi, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Bullyboi

    Bullyboi CH Dog

    (09-28) 04:00 PDT Sacramento -- Dogs in California will not be allowed to be tethered to a stationary object for more than three hours under a bill signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday.

    SB1578 by state Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, was co-sponsored by animal rights organizations and animal control directors. Supporters say long-term tethering makes dogs more aggressive and more likely to bite. The bill allows dogs to be tied up when they are attached to a pulley system, if it is to allow owners to complete temporary tasks or for training or on farms if necessary for the animal's safety.

    "We're very excited the governor has joined other compassionate Californians in taking a stand against this practice," said Pam Runquist, a member of the board of the California Animal Association, a coalition of 15 animal rights organizations.

    Violation of the new law, which will go into effect Jan. 1, could result in an infraction or misdemeanor, depending on the offense, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 per dog and up to six months in county jail.

    The governor also signed several bills improving the oversight of conservators, changing the way they are licensed, monitored and investigated by the courts.

    "We have a responsibility to help ensure that individuals entrusted with the well-being of our most vulnerable citizens are not taking advantage of or harming them," Schwarzenegger said in a statement.

    SB1716 by state Sen. Debra Bowen, D-Marina del Ray, provides additional oversight tools to the courts to try to prevent financial abuse and neglect of the elderly. The bill allows courts to review the conservatorship at any time, allows consideration of informal reports of abuse and requires investigators to closely inspect the quality of care being provided.

    SB1550 by state Sen. Liz Figureroa, D-Fremont, establishes a licensing and disciplinary scheme for people who are conservators or guardians for two or more people to whom they are not related. Another bill, SB1116 by state Sen. Jack Scott, D-Altadena, requires a more thorough review before someone under a conservator's responsibility is moved out of his or her own residence.

    E-mail Lynda Gledhill at lgledhill@sfchronicle.com.

  2. 14rock

    14rock GRCH Dog

    First of all, this is bullshit, but I'm not suprised it could pass in a place like CA.

    I will say, already, I see aparent flaws in the law, why it was created, and how to enforce it.

    For those of you living in CA with a yard of dogs, theres a simple enough way to get around it, pm me for info.
  3. purplepig

    purplepig CH Dog

    Sounds like they want to take the dogs off the chain, to cause trouble, so they can up their statistics and kill our dogs. Very straight forward to me. Thing is, did you notice how they snuck it in under a bill concerning elderly?
  4. truegames

    truegames Big Dog

    Damn whats the terminator going to do next he's already put a nobel peace prize winner to sleep now it's illegal to chain your dogs.
  5. JuckingFerk

    JuckingFerk Big Dog

    So wtf is the difference between putting a dog on a chain or locking it up in a kennel? Notice they didnt mess with the kennel end of it or the aspca, animal control, the police department, or anyone who breeds or keeps dogs of any kind would be in violation. The sooner the state falls into the ocean the better.

    Ferk out
  6. Mudville_Monsta

    Mudville_Monsta Top Dog

    Kenneling was a thought I had. The other was cable runs, but I believe that's what they meant by a puly system.lol. Also they mentioned for their own safety.LMAO! thanks for the wide open whole. Is that what you meant Rock? Either way they will have problems enforcing the law unless you have a neighbor like me.LMAO!

    Oh yeah just because there are wacky people and more wacky laws here in Ca don't go knocking the whole state. I'm sure there are some laws in everystate that will make anyone shake their heads.
  7. purplepig

    purplepig CH Dog

    Amen! Hope the fault line goes quickly and those few who are worthy to breath air need to escape while they can. I was out there for 9 months and was never so happy to see pine trees in my life!! I was in L.A. for two weeks and the Rodney King riots broke out, then the big earthquake, then the mudslides, the fires,...Oh and did I mention that in North Hollywood they lost funding for the nu house, so they just cut these psycotic folks loose on the street and the wonder around waiting to get a check. Litterally! I completely got the understanding of the song, "the freaks come out at night"!! I met all kinds, vampires, the whole nine yards, and I have not lost anything in that part of the country! Thing is, the stuff goin on there, in about 12 years will be happening here. That is scary to me, and for one am glad that I live so far out that I couldnt get cable tv if I wanted it! That is another reason why I keep to myself.

    EDIT, I never traveled up North, heard it was a different world than where I was, but I heard allot of things about SAn Franscisco also. Mudville, no offence.
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  8. 14rock

    14rock GRCH Dog

    I wasnt knocking the whole state, I was knocking the whole state minus you. :p LOL

    Anyways, its absurd that they make an exception for kennels. Kennels are easier to escape from, generally give the dogs much less space to run, and dogs dont tend to do nearly as well seeing through the bars of a kennel as they do on a chain. I'd love to see a price quote on a kennel that affords the dog the security and movement a 15' chain/axle setup affords.

    Purplepig-very good observation. I hadn't thought it that way, but its definetly more than plausible. With dogs being let off chains around the country, we will assuredly have more strays, more dog-attacks, and more unwanted animals being dumped to be euth'd.

    I hate to think of how this affects the animals :( . I'd much rather have any dog, of any breed on a proper-sized chain, than in a kennel or crate.
  9. Mudville_Monsta

    Mudville_Monsta Top Dog

    No problem and none taken. I know we have our share of freaks. I just want to remind people when you use a comment as broad as the one before it does include everybody.lol. But I know that is just pride talking.LMAO! here where I'm from has changed alot also. The more the city has grown the worse it has gotten. While violent crimes have been getting lower other types of unwanted things have gotten on the rise. I won't get into them because they are my beliefs and don't have anything to do with bulldogs.lol. But at one time not so long ago we were a city of old school rules and morals.
  10. Mudville_Monsta

    Mudville_Monsta Top Dog

    I was reffering to another comment made and it wasn't purple pigs either.lol. Anyhow I wasn't offended alot, I think my pride got ahead of my thinking process.lol. Anyhow I just wanted to say we cool and thanks for not knocking me.lol.

    I'll try to get with some thoughts and see what's better for myself and the dogs. Maybe a call to the A.C office to find out what is ok and what's not. Isn't there an A.C oficer from Ca that is a member of this board. If so can you shed some light on what is allowed within this new law?
  11. Suki

    Suki Guest

    The thing that sux with CA is oftentimes they set the precident and other states mimick what they do. That's why I was hoping it wouldn't pass.

    I know one thing, I used to visit CA often. Now, you won't hear me saying "I'll be back"...[​IMG]

    dumb, stupid, ridiculous, mofo law... :mad:
  12. Esse818

    Esse818 Big Dog

    lol, thats the beautiful world i live in , u get use to after a couple of years.
  13. Esse818

    Esse818 Big Dog

    i heard about that that cali was one of the states that everyone looks at, if i remember it was because of population or something like that.

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