Free speech is alive and well...well, until it isn't. DDB Volunteer Coordinator Shari Strader has been hard at work obtaining permits for myself and other animal advocates to hit the Capitol steps in PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, CT, RI, MA, NH, and NY. Pennsylvania let me/us sit on their steps for 54 days, how hard can one day be at each of these states, one wonders? A few say we can only be there for an hour or two, and NY even demands insurance, even though their rules expressly state you don't need it if it interferes with free speech. I spoke to a very kindly officer and pressed for an answer to what they do if someone just shows up in the practice of free speech, and the answer was "THEY MAKE IT WORK". So, my plan is to MAKE IT WORK to the very best of my ability, and practice free speech in advocating for better laws to the best of my ability. I will arrive sharply at 8 a.m. or before, and do my best to get the word out in whatever way possible in each of these states. Care to join me for an exciting ten day romp starting next Monday in my old stomping grounds of Pennsylvania? See you then!
Remember, chained dogs don't get to experience FREEDOM as you and I know it. They don't get the chance to run, to play, to cuddle, to know human love. Most importantly, they don't have the voice to say "I DON'T WANT TO LIVE THIS WAY ANYMORE. Please Stop."
We have to be this voice for them. Will you? —Tamira Ci Thayne, founder and CEO, Dogs Deserve Better
Join the 33 People Taking the Stand for Chained Dogs!
Please, support the cause. This IS OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR! If you can't do a Chain Off, please support those who are by sponsoring them and the event.
Our goal is $30,000, and so far we've raised $5,000 toward our goal. Show us you believe in our work by sponsoring those willing to stand in their paws. Thank you!