As far as I understand, now they want to pass a law, where one cannot have a tied dog without being physically present with him, or close to him! They apparently do not know that the dog guards the home, when one is working or wherever.
Perhaps those who pass such laws have never had their homes robbed?
They must be like those on TV who push buttons for their home security systems. For those who are poor, and work, this law will be very difficult.