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. Aaron feels so strongly about the way our four-legged friends should be treated that he agreed to pose for an dog-chaining ad for peta2. Check out the ad starring Aaron and his rescued dog Laila. 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 and exposed to all weather extremes, 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, and, far too often, they become very aggressive. Some dogs even die by strangulation because they become entangled in their tether. Life on a chain is no life at all.
Dogs crave and deserve companionship and would much rather be in the house with you than banished to the yard. Aaron's dogs, Laila and Ali, are part of his family, and he would never chain them outside. Check out what Aaron had to say 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. So please join Aaron and pledge to be a defender for dogs!
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!