The Seattle Seahawks' first-round draft pick, Aaron Curry, makes tough defensive plays both on the field in the NFL and off the field for dogs. In his PETA ad, Aaron poses with his dog Laila and urges people never to chain their four-legged friends.
Many dogs spend their entire life tied to the end of a chain or locked in solitary confinement in a cage, suffering through frightening thunderstorms, suffocating heat, and bitter cold, often without food or water, vital medical care, and the love that they deserve.
Aaron knows that dogs left to fend for themselves at the end of a chain can fall prey to attacks by other animals or cruel people, can become aggressive and prone to attack, or can even die by hanging as a result of getting entangled in their tether. Life on a chain is no life at all.
Dogs crave and deserve companionship and are healthiest and happiest indoors, where they are safe from the elements and possible predators. Aaron's dogs, Laila and Ali, are a part of his family, and he would never chain them outside. Check out what else Aaron had to say about the issue in this behind-the-scenes interview.
Aaron is calling on you to help stop chaining. The most effective way to help hundreds or even thousands of neglected dogs in your area is to work with city or county legislators to ban chaining!
Remember: Dogs are depending on people like Aaron Curry and you to speak up and give them the chance for a better life.
Pledge to Be a Defender for Dogs!
Full Petition Text:
I pledge to be a defender for dogs and a better guardian for my animal companions. I promise to spend more time with them each day, take them on walks, play with them, give them lots of love and attention, and make sure that they have plenty of fresh water, food, and treats. I will never crate them, chain them, or allow them to wander outdoors without supervision. And I will be on the lookout for chained dogs and other mistreated animals too!
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