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Tempus Fugit

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  1. Anyone notice an FB post re a dog (Neo I think) that died on the Tassie ferry recently allegedly of stress induced bloat?
  2. https://www.9news.com.au/national/2019/02/02/13/23/melbourne-news-greyhound-attack-baby-cranbourne-west
  3. 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was once in import ban on German shepherd dogs, it did nothing to eradicate the breed in Australia and was eventually repealed.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.
  4. 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
  5. A dog has killed a woman in Canberra ....

    Washup article
  6. RSPCA at it Again...

    Lots of countries, epec eastern europe, have stray dog problems far worse than in aus.
  7. Many years ago in Melbourne, I saw a blind man belt his guide dog on the backside with a leash after it dragged him across a road to another dog that was barking at them from behind a fence. Some assistance dog people make it appear that the dogs will respond perfectly all of the time, like robots. Autism anchor dogs have been around for years. The hard part is to get them to respond only to the child's carer and not walk off with the child.
  8. A dog has killed a woman in Canberra ....

    The new legislation doesn't seem to have solved the problem: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/almost-220-dog-attacks-in-horror-five-months-for-act-20180706-p4zq0g.html There seem to be many straying dogs at any given time going by the Canberra Lost Pets facebook page.
  9. NSW plans $195 annual fee for hunting dogs

    This is from the existing NSW Companion Animals Act: COMPANION ANIMALS ACT 1998 - SECT 33 Meaning of "dangerous" 33 MEANING OF "DANGEROUS" (1) For the purposes of this Act, a dog is "dangerous" if it:
  10. Has this thread been brought up because the Ipswich Mayor has now been charged with corruption?
  11. A dog has killed a woman in Canberra ....

    An update: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/police-hunt-for-men-after-man-dog-attacked-with-machete-in-home-invasion-20180403-h0yanu.html
  12. Puppy eating rocks, surgery, help!

    For a kelpie, you should be able find a good muzzle from a farm supplies shop, either physically or on line, rather than from suburban a pet shop. The Baskerville Ultra is more designed to stop biting than eating, while I'm not sure a Jafco provides adequate ventilation in our hot summers.
  13. Apparently another dog belonging to SA Correctional Services has had to be euthanized: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-25/advance-dermocare-dog-food-voluntarily-recalled-megaoesophagus/9584518
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