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...]

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...]

Animal Welfare Legislation Bill (ACT)

Media Release GREENS CALL ON DOG-LOVING MLAS’ SUPPORT FOR BILL 15th February 2012 7:28 am The Greens will table a bill today which addresses unregulated and inhumane breeding and selling of cats and dogs in the ACT. “We have to act to reduce the abandonment, suffering and euthanizing of thousands of animals in Canberra every year,” Greens TAMS spokesperson, Caroline Le Couteur MLA, said today. Tragically, the TAMS Domestic Animal Service euthanised 210 dogs in 2010/11, and … [Read more...]

Anger over alleged animal cruelty

Northern Rivers Echo Anger over alleged animal cruelty Terra Sword | 23rd February 2012 A Rosebank man appearing before Lismore Local Court for alleged animal cruelty on Monday was met by a group of angry protestors chanting the word "shame" and other derogatory remarks. Paul Travill, 56, was facing charges brought before the court by the RSPCA for failing to provide adequate veterinary care to a horse. He pleaded not guilty and the case has been adjourned until June 1. Mr Travill … [Read more...]