GSPCA: lobby the States on cow-tethering
Friday 22nd March 2013, 5:00PM GMT.
LOBBYING the States is the only way to ban tethering, according to the GSPCA.
Reports of tied-up cows outside in the blizzard last week meant that the GSPCA was ‘inundated’ with calls.
Manager Steve Byrne said volunteers at the centre who had 4×4 vehicles went to check on the condition of animals in the worst of the weather.
‘Concerns we had were passed on to the owners or farmers. What we would like to see is contingency plans in place for very severe cases of weather.’
Tethering restricts animals from being able to fully express normal behaviour, he said, although he conceded that animals kept indoors also lost freedoms that tied animals gained.
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