Markell Signs Bill Enhancing Definition of Animal Cruelty

DOVER, DE – Delaware governor Jack Markell has signed SB 211, “which enhances Delaware’s definition of cruelty to animals by amending the definition of cruelty to animals to include tethering a dog for 18 or more hours in any 24-hour period.  The law also bans tethering very young dogs and certain nursing mother dogs, regardless of how long they are tethered.”


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