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March 18, 2022
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – Amid the epidemic of uncared for canines stored chained or penned open air 24/7—together with Minnie, a younger canine PETA fieldworkers discovered chained and starved to dying final month in Bertie County—PETA is hitting the state with sky-high pleas that urge everybody to let canines dwell indoors with their human households and by no means preserve them tethered or penned exterior. One of many messages comes from Carolina Panthers huge receiver Robby Anderson, who has appeared in an anti-chaining video marketing campaign for PETA. Extra photographs can be found right here.
“A lifetime of isolation open air is not any life in any respect for canines, who’re extremely social pack animals and infrequently endure and die when a sequence tangles round them or after they can’t attain meals or water,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA is looking on animal guardians to welcome their canines inside with the remainder of the household.”
Minnie’s case, which stays beneath prison investigation, is just not an remoted one. Yearly, PETA’s rescue staff finds lifeless or dying canines, a lot of whom are trapped in pens and/or nonetheless have heavy chains round their necks. Canines like Minnie usually go with out enough meals, water, shelter, and veterinary care, confined to the identical few sq. toes of area day in and day trip. Chained canines have been discovered tangled of their tethers and affected by heatstroke and dehydration in the summertime and frostbite within the winter.
The billboards are situated on I-95, roughly half a mile from the Freeway 903 interchange in Halifax County; on I-95, 1 mile north of NC 33 Exit 145 in Rocky Mount; and on the south facet of the Freeway 70 bypass, 0.6 miles east of Sadisco Highway close to Clayton. They’re along with 4 billboards PETA retains up year-round in Halifax County to warn motorists in regards to the cruelty of conserving canines in isolation exterior.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to abuse in any manner” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—urges anybody who witnesses an animal being uncared for to contact native regulation enforcement instantly. For extra info on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.