Someone said the intelligence of a society can be measured by the way it treats their animals. Leaving dogs chained for life speaks volumes about the ignorance of our society. When I pass a dog that is chained for life, two words come to mind: cruelty and ignorance.
I think these dogs would be better off dead rather than living their lives alone outside on a chain. The thought of these dogs being chained and totally ignored -- except for the occasional meal and water they receive to keep them alive -- is unbearable. I think it's a case of people not caring. These people cannot have a conscience.