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Apr 15, 2013 8:50 AM by AP

EBR council to consider anti-tethering ordinance

The sight of a dog lunging forward before being yanked back by a tethered collar could soon lead to a citation for the dog's owner in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Metro Councilman John Delgado tells The Advocate he's preparing an anti-tethering ordinance because he considers the practice cruel.
Current parish ordinance allows dogs to be tethered where adequate daily socialization and exercise are allowed.
Delgado opted against proposing an outright ban on the practice, allowing people to tether dogs for a short period up to a one-hour time limit.
According to a draft copy of the proposed ordinance, dog owners could be cited if a dog is left tethered and unattended for an hour or more.

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