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...]

YOUR SAY: Pet lawyer speaks out against domestic animal trapping

YOUR SAY: Pet lawyer speaks out against domestic animal trapping Preston Leader 20 Nov 12 @ 11:32am by Paula Maud Dean Nicholson with Charlie, the son of Bubba, who was euthanised after being trapped in a neighbour's cat trap. Picture: ANGIE BASDEKIS. THE practice of trapping cats on suburban blocks has been caned by a pet defender. Anne Greenaway, a principal with Lawyers for Companion Animals, said the accidental trapping of an elderly cat in Reservoir in … [Read more...]

Lifting profile of advocates

  Lifting profile of advocates Dubbo Daily Liberal By LISA MINNER Dec. 29, 2012, 4 a.m.   Companion animal lawyer Anne Greenaway with a much-loved Ziggie, the Dalmation. Photo: LISA MINNER A CONFERENCE organised by local companion animals lawyer Anne Greenaway is to be held in Newcastle to share knowledege about animal welfare and rescue issues. The aim of the conference is to lift the profile of animal advocates and to offer practical ways to start … [Read more...]