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The South Carolina legislature, undoubtedly taking information from AR,
has slipped a section into the anti-tether bill S 833 they have been
trying to formulate for the last two years. This bill has been in the SC
Senate judiciary committee being amended for the last two years. Noone
knows when it will be over.
The bill will allow AR to go after any dog in a crate, cage, pen, or on
a tether. It has the usual clauses about access to sustenance but
includes a sentence saying anyone who should "know better" is
punishable. The standards are not definable the way this bill is
written. It is a blanket statement.
The bill had an exclusion for hunters. It has also been removed with
The current version of the bill:
See section 1 B. It's brand new as of yesterday.
We worry about PETA coming to dog shows and releasing dogs. With this
new law, they'll be able to come to shows with measuring sticks instead.
SC has become an AR target. Please help by contacting our senate
judiciary committee opposing this bill. All emails from everywhere
needed and welcome. Below is text to send to senators with the senators
on the judiciary committee's information. We could really use some help!
Thanks very much.
Sandlapper Golden Retriever Club
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