Laws of certain states have been pushing dog owners from chaining their pets. Thirteen states have already passed laws restricting the amount of time a dog can be chained, and further require that the dog be given shelter and minimum length of chain. Illinois' state legislature may take the chaining laws a step further and require that a dog not be chained or tethered away from it's owners eyesight.
Dogs that are chained for long periods of time often become forgotten, malnourished, or pest-ridden. They also become frustrated by their time alone and inability to move and run. These dogs are also more likely to injure themselves or choke from the chain.
Read more about this movement at USAToday.