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Tempus Fugit

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  1. GSD hybrids are hardly new eg King Shepherds, Shiloh shepherds among others. For a wolf-like appearence there are established hybrid breeds such as the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog and Tamaskan husky.
  2. Lots of dogs were used to provide motive power prior to the industrial revolution. Just Google on "dog-powered". Apart from cart dogs, dogs were used to run on treadmills to operate butter churns etc.Dogs were also used in coal mines where tunnels were too small to accommodate pit ponies - replacing children after child labour laws were introduced.
  3. Am curious whether any of the study used strong distractions e.g. feral deer & foxes, during the training exercises, especially where the dog had previously self rewarded by chasing prey species.
  4. Why would you cross a wolfhound with a bull mastiff if it wasn't for the purpose of breeding a hunting dog? Also if the DAS rangers are involved I suspect the issue is not merely agressive display but there has actually been a reported attack.
  5. Apparently it's only a draft law at the moment. I believe there has been previous draft animal welfare legislation in China which has come to nothing. I believe the subject draft law is more to do with human health than animal welfare. Dog fighting as entertainment is still legal (although betting on a dog fight is not) and there are no welfare provisions for sleigh and cart dogs.
  6. Here we go again: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-25/rspca-called-out-for-how-it-euthanases-animals/11899682
  7. If you support PTH you may as well support this mob as well: https://thecavalrygroup.com/
  8. Has anybody in Perth, Sydney or Canberra been prosecuted as a result of this person being busted?
  9. In the light of the current horse slaughter controversy the number of 0 routine inspections is interesting.
  10. 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
  11. 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-60
  12. 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;
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. So was it a genuine burn from the electric current or pressure necrosis?
  16. 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 wit
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Anyone notice an FB post re a dog (Neo I think) that died on the Tassie ferry recently allegedly of stress induced bloat?
  21. https://www.9news.com.au/national/2019/02/02/13/23/melbourne-news-greyhound-attack-baby-cranbourne-west
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Lots of countries, epec eastern europe, have stray dog problems far worse than in aus.
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