New Mexico: Animal Extremists Push Tethering Bill, Hearing on Monday

The mistreatment of animals is a serious subject and the Sportsmen’s Alliance does not tolerate animal cruelty. Unfortunately, animal-rights extremists use the “animal cruelty” tag with everything, including when hunters and other sportsmen utilize dogs for hunting, trialing and training. One of their favorite attacks is to suggest that tethering a dog, for any and all reasons, is animal cruelty. This is just plain nonsense, but again, all under the guise of preventing “animal cruelty.” Don’t fall for their bait-and-switch tactics, they want to end all hunting with dogs and will use every trick at their disposal.

On Monday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. in room 311, the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 429 that will prohibit tethering of dogs for all hunting, trialing and training. While the bill provides some exceptions, none of them apply to these sporting activities as the object of the bill is to come after hunters who utilize dogs. The extremists simply want to end the use of dogs in the hunting community.

Tethering is frequently utilized by owners for a variety of reasons, including hunting, training, field trials, grooming, service dogs and confirmation dog shows as a responsible tool to safely restrain and control a dog.

Please use our take action to email the members of the committee urging them to support responsible dog owners by OPPOSING SB 429.

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