California Residents: UPDATE 9/27/06: The Bill Passed!
Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Outlaw Inhumane Dog Tethering
Governor Schwarzenegger announced the signing of SB 1578 by Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) that would prohibit dog owners from the cruel practice of tethering their pets to stationary objects for more than three hours.
SB 1578 outlaws the tethering of a dog for more than three hours. Tethering a dog will result in an infraction or misdemeanor, depending on the offense, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 per dog and/or up to six months in a county jail.
Texas and Maryland have passed laws about chaining dogs outside
States that are working on laws are: (from what I could find on the web)
I am sure there are others…. and it is a good thing...
However that said, not much better sticking a dog in the backyard either....