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melzawelza

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  1. That is a very different statement to what you posted above. Stop exaggerating and being ridiculous. And I'm no fan of the RSPCA. Their kill stats are abhorrent. But he did not say that every single greyhound that comes to them will be slaughtered no questions asked. Pointing to RSPCA kill stats is classic diversion tactics. Again the industry and its supporters try to just point the finger away from their own failings rather than accept the unacceptable issues from within. This is exactly why shutting down the industry is the only answer. Now, anyone want to provide any evidence of the
  2. Sorry what? GRNSW's statement does not say that he can't move the dogs interstate - only that he has to apply for approval to do so, or to kill them. How is the death of an unwanted Greyhound the fault of anyone but the person that puts a bullet in their head or pays a vet to overdose them in barbituate? We keep being told on the one hand that people in the industry love their dogs and treat them like royalty etc etc and on the other hand we are told that thousands of dogs will die after the ban. Well which one is it? People love their dogs? Or people have no use for their dogs if they
  3. Made me cry when I watched it yesterday. Incredibly bravery from the man and also relief for that woman and her dog.
  4. Not only are the RSPCA stats wrong, but the assertion that the pet owning public are abandoning and killing their dogs at anywhere near the rate of racing greyhound owners/trainers is bulldust too. NSW pound reporting tells us that around 6% of the estimated pet population enter our pounds every year and only about 2% actually stay there. Of that 2% a fair chunk of the dogs are being rehomed and smaller but not insignificant amount of cats. Something around 98% of pet owners prevent their animals needing new homes via the pound every year. That's pretty damn good. You won't get me arguing th
  5. If this 'fact sheet' is the best they can come up with I don't think they will convince anyone! Just the first few things to jump out at me are 'We already know injuries and litters are just a fraction of what was guessed during the Inquiry' Since when is 'We already know' evidence of anything? Who already knows, how do they already know? What evidence is there that "they" know anything? What "fraction" was it? The fraction could be 99% of what was guessed, it is still a fraction. This isn't a fact at all yet they have it listed on a fact sheet. Anyone can read a report and say 'I already kn
  6. Most of the greyhounds killed are for illness or old age? That alone makes this graphic complete nonsense. I guess all the Greyhounds taken to pounds in multiples, brought in to vets for 'total blood donation' in multiples, being used for non revival surgery training at universities, going in to rehoming programs or just found in mass pits in trainers backyards with bullets in their heads were just old?? All the shelter workers, rescues, vet surgeries and universities are just lying about the masses of the young, healthy greyhounds that come to them? The industry continues to drag its name
  7. Sometimes just patience is the key :) Give him lots of routine and stability and you will likely find he settles on his own. Doing some trick training with him and having him use his brain and learn how to 'control' his environment (i.e by doing things he's asked, good stuff happens) might help too.
  8. Most of the greyhounds killed are for illness or old age? That alone makes this graphic complete nonsense. I guess all the Greyhounds taken to pounds in multiples, brought in to vets for 'total blood donation' in multiples, being used for non revival surgery training at universities, going in to rehoming programs or just found in mass pits in trainers backyards with bullets in their heads were just old?? All the shelter workers, rescues, vet surgeries and universities are just lying about the masses of the young, healthy greyhounds that come to them? The industry continues to drag its name
  9. Just be forgiving of your local council who are also learning how the new system works as well! :laugh: I think it depends who you get through to on the day... Though both Canterbury and Marrickville stuffed up entries a few times so I just kept emailing until they got it right! Definitely - some are more proactive and helpful than others - but all of us have had limited training and help with the new system and on top of that we don't actually have access to it ourselves (except as pet owners if we are), so it's hard guiding people through it when you aren't using it!
  10. You know that the muzzling requirements are already BSL? Why should Greyhounds be subject to Breed Specific Legislation, particularly once they will no longer be being bred for the purposes of racing and live baited? Because greyhounds have a higher prey drive than many other breeds, regardless of baiting or training, and there is a percentage that will see small dogs as prey. It's not discrimination, it's a breed trait. I have owned greys with very high drive (and still do) and while they are lovely dogs with people and larger dogs, they absolutely would kill something small and fluffy if
  11. You know that the muzzling requirements are already BSL? Why should Greyhounds be subject to Breed Specific Legislation, particularly once they will no longer be being bred for the purposes of racing and live baited? Because greyhounds have a higher prey drive than many other breeds, regardless of baiting or training, and there is a percentage that will see small dogs as prey. It's not discrimination, it's a breed trait. I have owned greys with very high drive (and still do) and while they are lovely dogs with people and larger dogs, they absolutely would kill something small and fluffy if
  12. You know that the muzzling requirements are already BSL? Why should Greyhounds be subject to Breed Specific Legislation, particularly once they will no longer be being bred for the purposes of racing and live baited? Because greyhounds have a higher prey drive than many other breeds, regardless of baiting or training, and there is a percentage that will see small dogs as prey. It's not discrimination, it's a breed trait. I have owned greys with very high drive (and still do) and while they are lovely dogs with people and larger dogs, they absolutely would kill something small and fluffy if
  13. Just be forgiving of your local council who are also learning how the new system works as well! :laugh:
  14. You know that the muzzling requirements are already BSL? Why should Greyhounds be subject to Breed Specific Legislation, particularly once they will no longer be being bred for the purposes of racing and live baited?
  15. No, let's say lots more. I would like to see the press release that accompanied the study because I bet it will be almost word for word what it says in the article. The actual conclusion is of low diversity not no diversity. And? The diversity is so low in the breed that the significant health issues and poor longevity associated with the breed cannot be corrected without an outcross.
  16. It's possible they could be pressure sores from an e-collar left on indefinitely while too tight. No way to really know. It's important to note that any type of collar that's too tight and left on for a long time can cause pressure sores - it isn't exclusive to any one type of collar.
  17. It isn't a donation request though, it is just a yellow pages listing? They aren't asking for money listing themselves as a local business, they are simply listing their pet search service as available to those in this area - which is a very good thing for rescue pets in my opinion.
  18. What state are you in? The answer may be different depending on differing legislation from state to state.
  19. Yes, that's a point. It's very easy to list your charity as operating or not operating in a state - you just log in to your charity portal and edit it and click save, so I'm not sure why it would be unlisted for NSW considering they clearly do operate in all states. Might be an oversight. Maybe if anyone isn't happy about that, it's worth sending an email to them.
  20. Ill bite what does mobile service in area mean - might clearly say it but thats as clear as mud to me.where I come form all it means is that you can use your mobile phone in that town. Maybe it's not as universal as I think, but to me that means it is a 'mobile' business I.e it services many areas even though it may not have a shop front right there. Maybe but Ive never heard of it used that way. Im not kicking them all's fair but I can see why some feel that some of what they do is bending the facts a bit - but seriously Alfred town would be one of the smallest towns in NSW and acc
  21. Ill bite what does mobile service in area mean - might clearly say it but thats as clear as mud to me.where I come form all it means is that you can use your mobile phone in that town. Maybe it's not as universal as I think, but to me that means it is a 'mobile' business I.e it services many areas even though it may not have a shop front right there.
  22. That listing you linked Steve clearly says 'mobile service in area' down the bottom - which shows that they don't have a physical office there. I can't see why having PetRescue pop up when someone searches pet related stuff in the yellow pages is a bad thing, especially if it encourages just one person to click through and browse available rescue pets across Australia. Nothing stopping the local rescues getting a yellow pages listing as well so they're also represented as individual organisations rather than just via Pet Rescue.
  23. Yep, exactly. If a dog is not rehomable either medically or behaviourally then it can and should be put to sleep - and that still fits within the no kill model. Of course it's a difficult decision to make that no one envies, but that is part of someone's role and responsibility when they become a rescuer. Hoarding a dog in a cage for almost it's entire natural term of life rather than make a difficult decision is not doing the right thing by the dog.
  24. You can't run greyhound races in dingy basements out of sight like you can dog fighting. It would be next to impossible to run any kind of organised greyhound racing without being noticed. On top of that, greyhound racing is only legal and operational in five US states and as far as I can tell there's no big issue with illegal races like there is dogfighting.
  25. If APBT did not go extinct after the banning of dog fighting (and are in fact still a very popular pet and working dog), then the Greyhound is not going to go extinct at the banning of racing.
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