Pugs, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Boston terriers: being crippled by cuteness

Pugs, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Boston terriers: being crippled by cuteness July 2 2017 Julie Power   Julie Saunderson sees her family's pets, a pug and two French bulldogs, as members of the family. But two, including a much loved bulldog called Daisy, suffered such agonising pain from problems typical of their breeds that the Faulconbridge family had to put them down after expensive vet treatment failed to fix the problems. "Losing Daisy the way we did was the … [Read more...]

Proposed laws against farm activists smell fishy says John Kleinig  

SEVERAL state and federal politicians have initiated moves to address cruelty to farm animals. Proposed legislation purports to protect the interests of animals and has been prompted by break-ins at piggeries, ostensibly to photograph and expose animal mistreatment. As consumers and moral beings we have good reason to be concerned about being the beneficiaries of ­cruelty. However, a closer look at such legislation and the motivations ­behind it reveal a different story. Its … [Read more...]

Pets caught in divorce fallout as spiteful couples hurt innocent animals

Pets caught in divorce fallout as spiteful couples hurt innocent animals Published: July 6th, 2013 | Written By:  Ainsley Pavey LIKE a red rag to a bull, the newly acquired puppy leaps playfully from the car and into the marital version of World War III in suburban Australia. A jilted ex-wife has just caught her cheating ex-husband and his lover at her house downloading a computer hard drive and has called police. She pounces on the puppy in the driveway, … [Read more...]

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...]