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  1. RSPCA post ....anyone want to post a rebuttal ?

    And this is what we end up with https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7536487/South-Australian-man-sentenced-tied-German-Shepherd-dogs-snout-shut-CABLE-TIE.html#i-3cd97e3320219cc7
  2. RSPCA post ....anyone want to post a rebuttal ?

    The 10 Ampere rating of a wall socket refers to the maximum current that can be safely drawn through it without overheating and possibly starting a fire. It is not a limit on what it can deliver. Yes. A more detailed explanation is given in Australian/ New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 60479.1:2002 & 60479.2:2002. Effects of current on human beings & livestock. & AS/NZS 60479.3:2002 https://infostore.saiglobal.com/en-au/Standards/AS-NZS-60479-1-2002-115882_SAIG_AS_AS_242135/. & https://infostore.saiglobal.com/en-au/Standards/AS-NZS-60479-2-2002-115881_SAIG_AS_AS_242133/ & https://infostore.saiglobal.com/en-au/Standards/AS-NZS-60479-3-2002-R2016--115880_SAIG_AS_AS_242131/ You can buy the Standards but if you are lucky enough to be attending a tertiary education establishment you may be able to access them through your library.
  3. RSPCA post ....anyone want to post a rebuttal ?

    In the Vic POCTA regs: (i) the power of the collar must not exceed either 15 milliamps root mean square or 100 milliamps single pulse with a maximum duration of 3 milliamps per second; and (ii) the length of the stimulation period must be limited by an automatic safety cut-out; and (iii) the collar must provide for variable levels of static stimulation; and (c) a collar is not left on the dog or cat for more than 12 hours in any 24-hour period;
  4. RSPCA post ....anyone want to post a rebuttal ?

    and are illegal in most states and territories. Clicking on the 1st link in the OP seems to tell a different story. The article appears to be yet another case of PP advocates trying to convince people that their opinions are the only correct ones. The are like people who want to make it illegal to smack a child for misbehaviour. The trouble is that to challenge the RSPCA would require an expensive court case similar to those mounted by people challenging councils over dangerous dog declarations. I know of only one successful challenge against the RSPCA over E collars, a defamation case in the Federal Court of Australia: Orion Pet Products vs RSPCA (Vic) [2002] FCA 860 (5 July 2002). This ultimately led to E collars being allowed in Victoria albeit with severe restrictions. It would be interesting to learn how many successful prosecutions there have been for cruel misuse of E collars, as a proportion of the number of owners using them in those states where E collars are legal, e.g. Qld, WA, Tas etc.
  5. Apologies if this has been posted previosly: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lcdocs/inquiries/2550/Terms of reference - Animal cruelty laws in New South Wales.pdf?fbclid=IwAR37ePPn1lRlQLOqqppQq8YiM0_qgEdzcVG5Btjui_nDqMYTBWC5TljzfhI
  6. Harness or Collar, what do you use for walks?

    So was it a genuine burn from the electric current or pressure necrosis?
  7. Dogs are sentient beings

    Two issues which come two mind are: The 'rights' of Declared Dangerous Dogs: Many jurisdictions require declared dangerous dogs to spend most of their lives confined to a child-proof enclosure in the back yard. They are not even allowed inside their owner's house unless muzzled. For mentally ill people, the distinction between a psychiatric assistance animal and an 'emotional support' animal. There seems to be a very grey line between the two although only a genuine assistance animal is allowed the access rights under the Disability Discrimination Act. I recently saw a person with a dog that had a jacket labelled 'Emotional Support Dog' in my local supermarket. Shopkeepers, taxi drivers etc are often confused by the distinction.
  8. Gee, bad news for america.

    Dogs & Lancaster County bring to mind the ongoing fight between rescuers and Amish puppy mills. The newspaper appears to be on the side of the Amish.
  9. Fish hooks hidden in dog treats https://10daily.com.au/news/crime/a190322ubx/warning-fishhooks-hidden-in-dog-treats-on-popular-walking-tracks-20190322?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_content=tnn-facebook&fbclid=IwAR3hU3xgo44k0SYckl-lGXl6h-N-bzaHf-Y4tdOYtRgrAbCBn4rpsX3FrEo
  10. Another alpaca has been killed, just across the border https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/another-alpaca-dies-after-mauling-by-dogs-this-time-in-sutton-20190321-p5164w.html
  11. Anyone notice an FB post re a dog (Neo I think) that died on the Tassie ferry recently allegedly of stress induced bloat?
  12. https://www.9news.com.au/national/2019/02/02/13/23/melbourne-news-greyhound-attack-baby-cranbourne-west
  13. Sydney dog attack

    Well there was once in import ban on German shepherd dogs, it did nothing to eradicate the breed in Australia and was eventually repealed. For people from overseas, like Scratch, Australia, like the USA, is a federation of states and territories. The import ban is federal law since the federal government has jurisdiction over imports. Restricted breed legislation (RBL or BSL) is the province of state and territory governments to enact or not and is generally left to local government to enforce. The ACT (equivalent to US DC), for example, has no restriction on pit bulls, preferring a 'deed not breed' approach. In other states there have been some expensive (to councils) court challenges on breed identification making councils reluctant to enforce RBL. I understand BT's and crosses are popular with pig hunters as catch dogs while one hears from time to time of underground dog fighting. Surplus pups from these sources find their way into the community through ads on Gumtree.
  14. A new PETA stunt

    Quite a few dog meat eating people in SE Asia agree with PETA's assertion that eating dog is no different to eating chicken or lamb. In South Korea meat dog farmers want meat dogs classified as 'livestock'. Early antarctic explorers ate their sled dogs when food became scarce. You could always attend the PETA event handing out brochures encouraging people to visit the Yulin dog meat festival. The Chinese government might even give you social credits for encouraging tourism
  15. A dog has killed a woman in Canberra ....

    Washup article