“…and the highly intelligent dog, man’s truest and most faithful friend, put on a chain by him! Never do I see such a dog without feelings of the deepest sympathy for him and of profound indignation against his master. I think with satisfaction of a case, reported some years ago in The Times, where a lord kept a large dog on a chain. One day as he was walking through the yard, he took it into his head to go and pat the dog, whereupon the animal tore his arm open from top to bottom, and quite right too!

What he meant by this was: You are not my master, but my devil, who makes a hell of my brief existence!

May this happen to all who chain up dogs.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer in On the suffering of the world