PETA says it will perform the winter chore after the next big snowstorm if Jackson allows the group to stencil an advertisement on a City Hall sidewalk that says, "Chained Dog? A Chilling Tail" The slogan, the group says, draws attention to the plight of Cleveland canines that spend the winter chained in a backyard. PETA also wants Cleveland City Council to pass an ordinance that bans “the tethering of dogs outside, as legislators in many forward-thinking towns and cities across the U.S. have already done,” the group says in a release.
Outdoor pooches in the winter, PETA says, "go mad from lack of exercise, boredom, and loneliness." (Kind of like some of us, trapped inside.) — Damian Guevara