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  1. RSPCA at it Again...

    I remember a few years back watching a program on ABC I think about the RSPCA and they were showing how they tested suitability to be adopted out. They held a doll that was supposed to represent a child, and bounced it towards the dog and if the dog backed away it was deemed dangerous and to be put down. Their reasoning was backing away meant that the dog would be a fear biter. I know if my dogs ( Shelties) were ever in that position they would be put down because shock horror they fit their breed standard of " wary with strangers". I couldn't believe this and it gave me an idea of how many healthy dogs with no fault get put down in these organisations. It is frightening.
  2. That is terrible and after reading the link to the UK reports it seems to be something that is not uncommon with dealing with the RSPCA in other countries as well. They have a lot to answer for but sadly seem to be too busy lining their own pockets than what they purport to be.
  3. Thank you asal for posting this, I totally agree with all you have said. Not only is it inhumane but seems to be the PRACTICE of our governments as they have sneakily done it before. I remember while Australia and the world were cheering the opening of the Sydney Olympics when all the horses entered the arena, in Guy Fawkes national park the brumbies were being slaughtered by aerial shooting leaving many maimed dying a horrific slow death. It is a national shame and should not be allowed to go on EVER! Please people sign this.
  4. Sorry meant to add that many of these studies are funded by pet food companies as are many vet lectures on pet nutrition.
  5. I have raw fed my dogs for 30+ years and it is the best thing I've ever done. You can be sure of everything that your dog is getting and adapt according to your needs and with all the dry dog food scares would certainly make me change it if I wasn't feeding raw. Their coats are shiny and they have a vitality that is clearly visible. I am often asked what I feed them. Just a side note, the ingredients in the Vets all natural mix is easily made up and I was fortunate many years ago that the vet I used put me onto raw feeding following Juliette de Bairacli Levy's "Herbal handbook for the dog and cat" Interesting fact was that Bruce Syme (of Vets all Natural) worked at my vets when he was starting out and took it a step further by marketing it and making a packet!
  6. Early Neutering

    I think this is a cruel practice and should not be allowed. I noticed last time I registered my dogs at the council, a man was registering his puppy and the council charged him the high fee for undesexed dogs for puppies even at under three months. I also know of at least one breeder of my dogs breed that desexes puppies before they go to their new homes. I just think it is totally cruel, wrong and unnecessary to do this to a baby who has enough to cope with having vaccinations and microchipping ( I wish microchipping was done later too).
  7. Sheltie Decendant

    Hello Sheltiesrule, I just saw your post and your dogs breeder was Gill Spencer who moved some years ago to SA to live with her daughter who also bred Shelties, but under the prefix Lynsline. Gill no longer breeds and is a lovely lady but to be honest I don't know if she is still with us. The daughters name is Lynne Winterfield. Email is [email protected] I hope this may be of some help. Any dogs with Kendarlyn lines will be last bred about ten years ago.
  8. Dogs And Goats Believed Slaughtered.

    On ABC's 7.30 report tonight they showed this property once again. The RSPCA has been called out on numerous times since 2004 but the RSPCA rep said that did not count and that each report had to be taken on an individual basis. Well it seems this guy is a repeat offender but that doesn't matter because "the owner complied with the RSPCA's requests??????? Go figure. Then they showed some footage from a puppy farm in Kerang ( I think the full report is on Monday) where the Gannawarra council say they are happy with how things are run there. The look in those 2 black labradors eyes will haunt me forever as one tried to scramble under the other with both trembling all over. The explanation there was "they didn't like the camera" The conditions: beyond belief. I know some people are labelled as "extremists" and of having hidden agendas but if they can help these dear souls and get them out of the hell they live in, when no one else does anything, they get my vote. Of course breeders being targeted for minor things is another thing, the point here is farming of dogs and cruelty and I think all dog lovers should be horrified and protest in the loudest possible way.
  9. Eaglehawk Kennel Club

    I hope you didn't cause much damage there Bohunt?? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Not entered on Saturdy. Does anyone know if the crickets/locusts are out again this year? BB Definately NO crickets or locusts. You are safe! It should be a good weekend and the pavillion is spacious with plenty of room for everyone. Regardless of the weather. A big bonus for the hot months.
  10. Dogs And Goats Believed Slaughtered.

    Yes, members of our community now. And they will find no shortage of different types of meat to eat in this community; meat that has been legally butchered in proper conditions and to proper standards. What happens in their country of origin STAYS in their country of origin - when it comes to eating dogs. Dogs are not an animal that are bred in this country as a source of nutrition for humans or other animals, and this needs to be clearly communicated to any newcomers. I am all for enjoying the benefits of multiculturism - but not the barbarism, thank you. Souff I TOTALLY AGREE with you. Those poor,poor animals.
  11. Central Gippsland Shows

    Well done on your girl's Neuter Challenge, and at her first ever show? What a good girl! How lovely. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH Just an opinion of mine regarding the Neuter classes, I think ALL shows should have them because it is very hard to see how popular they are if only a few on offer here or there, they should be at all shows and given at least a year to see how it's all going. Having read the entries for these shows it is terrific to see the numbers and I'm sure if other clubs followed suit, they too would be well patronised. Well done to all who entered.
  12. Lancefield Shows

    I think everyone is in the same boat, no numbers here either or my friend.
  13. Advertising Your Dogs

    You're kidding, right? This is the wording from the National Dog Annual on the front page of this very website: "MAKE NO MISTAKE this beautiful gloss publication will be sold in newsagents around Australia and a physical copy sent to All Breeds dog judges in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and selected Asian nations." Where do the bulk of judges who come to Australia come from, I wonder?? I do agree with you Faolmor. I sometimes wonder if the ad is of the person and the dog is an after thought! I like that in the state publications ( ie Vic dogs) the dog alone is in the photo, after all that is who is being judged ( well we hope so!) And if the advertising didn't work, well people wouldn't do it. And, I too am concerned about what the affect is on the breed with the judges who do take notice of who is on the other end of the lead. Sorry, but the cynic in me wonders why else would some people will advertise, if not to bring certain dogs to judges' attention? Even the magazine recognises it. Let's just see how many "not very good judges" there are, after the magazine comes out I for one will definitely care about their opinion, because I care about my breed.
  14. Lost Great Dane - Emerald Vic

    RIP Willow. I'm so very sorry for such a sad ending.
  15. Lost Great Dane - Emerald Vic

    I really hope that Willow is back home safe and sound very soon. You must be going through hell. I could think of nothing worse.