#501 Going to see a Doggie Fashion Show
Would you take part in a Doggie Fashion show? Nearly 300 of New York's best-dressed dogs took part in the 25th Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. In the Philippines Klondike the Pomeranian dressed up as Zorro and Tango the Chihuahua came as Little Frankenstein. It seems that dressing up dogs is a worldwide phenomenon. Have you thought about dressing up your dog and going to an event?
#421 Badgers Should Get a Fairer Deal
The Badger is native to Britain. We pride ourselves on our reputation for animal welfare and have enacted legislation to protect them. Is it okay for DEFRA to pursue the culling of Badgers as the main way to reduce Bovine TB? There are other options such as changing farming practices, land management and badger vaccination. Why are badgers being persecuted when other options are on the table?
#411 Should NYC Carriage Horses be Banned?
Demonstrations against the horse-drawn carriage industry claim it is unsafe.Liam N differs. Animal rights campaigners say horses can spook and cause injury to themselves and others complaining that the animals are kept in small stables and given little or no access to open countryside. Neeson argued that regulations state they work six-hour days and 5 weeks in pasture yearly. No abuse or neglect.
#373 Cat and Dog Flea Products
Do you know any dogs or cats who have had a bad reaction to a flea product? Across the globe, the pesticides used in these products drops, spot-on, powders, shampoos, sprays, etc cause immediate and long term health issues. There are safer alternatives, but I am wondering how many people have had or know someone who has had a bad reaction?
#331 Hedgehog Rescues - What to do when you find one
If you find a hedgehog out in the daylight then it could be in trouble especially in winter. Always ring a wildlife rescue for advice - see our link. Hedgehogs can run and climb so use a high sided box, and gloves when handling. Never be tempted to try and keep it yourself. Any hedgehog that is out in the daytime is likely to need specialist care and medication as soon as possible.
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