Hawaii’s anti-tethering measure, S.B. 1222, passed and is now law.
S.B. 1222, does not get dogs off chains. But it does try to make the chaining or tethering better.
The bill would ban the use of choke, prong, chain or pinch collars when chaining or tethering.
The new law also makes it illegal to confine a pet in a kennel or cage in a cruel or inhumane manner.
That’s it. A baby step.
The law also reduces the numbers a person can have in determining hoarding from 20 to 15. Go here for more information about Hawaii’s hoarding law passed last year.