Monday, February 08, 2010

Stupid Human Laws

We can't help but wonder why humans pass animal protection laws they have no intention of enforcing, yet they will do whatever it takes to stop caring humans from helping the animals the "lawkeepers" refuse to aid. If you're not familiar with Dogs Deserve Better and their campaign to unchain dogs, you're about to meet them. We are shocked and abhor the way some humans keep their animals in deplorable conditions -- intentionally! They refuse to allow anyone with a heart to help the animals. And they pervert the law to prosecute those who do.

February 6, 2010, Altoona, PA
Dog advocate charged with trespassing after providing straw to underweight dogs chained in freezing temps: Charges point to immediate need for stronger dog protection laws nationwide

Skinny Boxer

February 6, 2010, Altoona, PA — Dog advocate Tamira Ci Thayne, founder and CEO of Dogs Deserve Better, a non-profit working solely on behalf of chained and penned dogs, spent the coldest night of the year sleepless despite being snug and warm in her bed.

The faces of dogs chained out in single-digit temperatures and sub-zero windchills haunted her, and she worried if these dogs would survive the night in their inadequate houses, many of which contained not even the single insulating element that could well save their lives: straw.

Determined to help local dogs, she rose early and, with another DDB volunteer, took straw, food, and water to some of the worse cases.

At 1492 Dulancey Drive in Lilly, Pennsylvania, Thayne spotted two skinny dogs with inadequate shelter, minimal straw, no food, and no water. She knocked on the door, and when no one answered she left a Dogs Deserve Better calendar and stuffed the doghouses with straw to save the dogs from immediate danger of death by freezing. She gave the dogs each a bone, food, and water. They shivered nonstop while they ate in the -11 degree wind chill.

The boxer mix had very short fur, a too-large doghouse with an opening as large as the dog, and every rib and bone in her back stood out starkly as she tried to decide whether to eat or run into her house for what little warmth it offered.

Current Pennsylvania law dictates that dogs must have access to"sustenance, drink, and sanitary shelter which will protect the animal against inclement weather and preserve the animal's body heat and keep it dry." Thayne knew the law was being broken, so she returned three days later to speak to the caretaker on behalf of the dogs.

Again, no one answered the door....

Thayne will be in district court on Main Street in Portage, Pennsylvania, at 9:30 a.m. on February 16, 2010 to defend against the bogus charges. She will be bringing photo and video evidence, and well as eye-witness testimony.

Thayne is asking all Pennsylvania residents to stand against this form of abuse by joining the coalition to Unchain Pennsylvania Dogs. The coalition seeks to pass HB1254, a bill setting time limits on chaining, and creating better conditions for Pennsylvania's dogs. Sign up today at

Please visit the website at to learn more about dog chaining, the reasons it is cruel to dogs and dangerous to humans, and to find a local area representative.

See more photos and watch video of the dogs at the site:


  1. There should be a law against stupid humans!

  2. Sometimes we feel sick to the soul when we see how cruelly people treat animals. We applaud yoo for bringing it to attention. And we agree wiv Brian ~ there should be a LAW against stoopid and inconsiderate hoomans.

  3. It really is too bad that stupid humans just don't get it.

  4. Unfortunately we can't legislate stupid.

  5. How can it be that we have good Samaratin laws for people but don't afford the same to those who help animals?

  6. Dear Jan and all the Funnies at the Farm. Well hi! It is LuLu and LoLLy. Furst, we also support DDB which is trying to help get rid of these stoopid human lawz boy do they get us upsets. And also, we just got our zazzle mug that we ordered from ur store and Two Paws Up! We got the one with the flower and also, it culd say, when werds eskape, eat the flowers! Love, your PaLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

  7. Also ps! Dogs Deserve Better, which Jan told everybody about, it a truly outstanding organizashon and also, support them if you can! Love again, LuLu and LoLLy!

  8. Yes, too many hoomans are WAY WAY stoopid!

    PeeEssWoo: Sometimes when Mom does transports, one of the hoomans she meets in Harrisburg is furry akhtive with this group...

  9. I wish they had some kind of organization that was here in KS. The counties pass laws and regulations and then don't want the hassle of enforcing the law. Makes me sick! Do you think a tiny min pin should be in a pet carrier outside in 20 degree weather? Well Me either, but tell that to my stupid breeder neighbor.

  10. Why are so many humans so stooooopid?????

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  11. I agree wif Brian, there should be a law against stoopid hoomans.
    Love & Purrs,

  12. Thanks for bringing this to attention. The way some humans treat animals is despicable!

    We agree with Brian; there should be a law against stupid humans.

  13. Well it looks like it's unanimous, there should be a law against stupid humans. Stupid law makers make laws to make themselves look good or try to get votes for being elected and then let them go unenforced. Then they action against the people who try to be the humanitarian. Sounds like that is pretty stupid to me. Maybe someone ought to chain them up to a dog house outside.

  14. Some humans are really, really stupid, they are supposed to protect us and love us as they expect to be protected and loved. Those type of humans should be chained outside in the bitter cold to see how bad it is!!!!
    Purrs and headbutts,
    Sabrina, Sam and Simon

  15. Those horrible people should have to live in those conditions themselves.

  16. Oh my God - I can't read these sorts of stories sometimes because it either makes my blood pressure shoot through the roof - or makes my heart squeeze with horror. Can't bear to look.

    And can't believe these disgusting humans are allowed to contine their cruel practices...animal welfare laws are always so lagging and do so little to protect the actual animals. I know it's not "Christian" but sometimes I do feel that a bit of "eye for an eye" would do wonders for such people...


  17. I agree. Stupid humans and their laws!
    Kisses and hugs

  18. I think people should have to get a license before getting a pet. Like a drivers license where they have to pass a test proving they are not so STUPID!
    Emma Rose

  19. It's really sad that you have to have a license to go fishing or drive a car, yet any idiot can have a pet.

  20. We agrees with all the comments... and especially that last comment. Any human that is stupid should not have pets!

  21. Mommy's dog years ago was on a chain. But it was situated so that he could go just about anywhere in the back yard. And mommy's daddy builted the doghouse with more insulation than they had in the house (and big enough for daddy to get in with the dog, so he knew it was roomy enough for just the dog). And he also put an old blankie in it, and straw, and a special door to block the wind. Now THAT's how to treat a dog!!
    Mama said it was warmer than her house, which was old and leaky. Her dog actually didn't want to come inside the house. He liked his house.
    How can people NOT do this???


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