Frankston Council’s decision to destroy two dogs ‘unnecessary and despicable’, says lawyer

Christian Tatman Frankston Standard Leader July 07, 2014 4:05PM Protesters holding a demonstration against council putting down two dogs owned by Shannon Holt and partner Evan Jeremiejczyk. Picture: Tanya Fry. LAWYER Anne Greenaway has slammed Frankston Council’s announcement that it has destroyed two dogs. Ms Greenaway, who acted for owners Shannon Holt and Evan Jeremiejczyk, described the move as “unnecessary and despicable”. She argued the council … [Read more...]

Pets no longer just part of furniture in France

Pets no longer just part of furniture in France Pets - classed under French civil law as property like tables and chairs - are to be given a new legal status as 'sentient beings' Photo: Alamy By David Chazan, Paris 8:34PM BST 16 Apr 2014 Pets in France will no longer be considered as pieces of furniture, after parliament voted to grant them new rights. This should make it easier to prosecute cases of animal cruelty and help courts … [Read more...]

Pets in France get legal status as ‘living beings capable of feelings’

Posted Apr 18, 2014 10:27 AM CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Pets in France are no longer just “movable goods” as a result of a bill passed by the National Assembly. The new bill amends the civil code to describe animals as "living beings capable of feelings,” according to the International Business Times. Lawmakers acted on Tuesday after nearly 700,000 people signed an online petition seeking a more modern definition of animal. The Telegraph, Mail Online and RFI also have … [Read more...]

Family’s pet shot at tip by council ranger

Family's pet shot at tip by council ranger By LISA MINNER Daily Liberal Jan. 4, 2013, 4 a.m. Much-loved family pet Ninja was shot by a Walgett Shire Council ranger at the local tip after he had been removed from his owners who were unaware they had surrendered him. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED See your ad here A COLLARENEBRI family is devastated after discovering their much-loved dog, Ninja, was shot dead the day he was removed from their backyard by a council … [Read more...]

Nature lover leaves wildlife haven to RSPCA – who sell it to be bulldozed and built on

Nature lover leaves wildlife haven to RSPCA – who sell it to be bulldozed and built on Daily Mail (MailOnline) By Ross Slater and Lynne Wallis PUBLISHED: 20:07 GMT, 28 April 2012 | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 28 April 2012 The greatest joy in the life of animal enthusiast David Brown was the wild habitat he owned opposite his cottage that was home to foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and squirrels. So when he wrote his will, Mr Brown chose to leave his property to the RSPCA – a charity he … [Read more...]