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Thousands of Strap Dogs on Death Row After New Laws Introduced

Animals  (tags: australian government, councils, dog rescue groups, deaths sentences, stray dogs, cruelty, mismanagment, animal rescue groups )

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THOUSANDS of dogs face a death sentence as a bureaucratic crackdown bans volunteers from claiming animals and placing them in foster homes. The Department of Primary Industries is now enforcing a rule that each carer or dog rescue group be registered

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offline away busy sorry (63)
Sunday November 21, 2010, 7:46 pm
noted that is so stupid well what can we expect from idiots like them.

Maria p (151)
Monday November 22, 2010, 5:20 am

Michela M (3964)
Monday November 22, 2010, 6:00 am
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

Andrew Butt (84)
Monday November 22, 2010, 6:12 am
Noted, that is a ridiculous idea, these animals have a right to a second chance in life, I am appauled at some decision making that causes improper care to these animals, most animals that end up in a shelter are there because of failure in the human race to care for them in the first place, in which case we are duty bound to try to give them a second chance of life.

Nancy sands (448)
Monday November 22, 2010, 6:21 am
Too much sorrow-Sad tomorrow!

Charmaine C (177)
Monday November 22, 2010, 7:25 am
Why demand death when you can encourage lives being saved? This makes no sense.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 7:44 am
Noted...very sad news.

liz j (53)
Monday November 22, 2010, 9:06 am
What utter stupidity.........

Terry King (113)
Monday November 22, 2010, 9:09 am

Past Member (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 9:25 am
One small step forward, one giant leap back in to the Dark Ages.
Noted. Disgusted.

Lydia S (155)
Monday November 22, 2010, 9:36 am
I do not see a big problem with being registered, That makes one hopefully more accountable , As far as the Rescue to no longer operate out of private homes, I wonder if this is the case of one bad apple spoiling the barrel, Were there issues w/ sanitation, dogs barking ect, Maybe neighbors not pet friendly? I myself with only two very small dogs try to be careful to not let bark excessively outside and they are walked daily & cleaned up after. Its a shame now that so many will be affected.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 9:47 am
What does the Department of Primary Industries have to do with saving an animals life by caring people. OH!!! They now want these people to register and then they will have to pay some sort of tax for doing this work from the kindness of their hearts. This is heart-breaking

Past Member (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 9:56 am
And what does the agricultural minister Joe Helper have to do with animal care???? To me dogs and cats are not considered agriculture. There are far too many government agencies who seem to stick their noses where they do not belong. I believe that this article just proves that there are to many over-lapping Departments and Ministers involved in the decisions of pets.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 10:04 am
What kind of mentality IS this?

Jeannette A (137)
Monday November 22, 2010, 11:06 am
This makes no sense! It is disruptive and sets a dangerous precedent for other countries. This means that an individual who is extending themselves out of concern for an animal must declare themselves a business, when all they are doing is temporarily fostering an animal to give it a greater chance at life.

corina s (36)
Monday November 22, 2010, 12:09 pm
thanks fos sharing, Simone.

Gudrun D (447)
Monday November 22, 2010, 12:15 pm
Voted yes. Thanks Simone.

Should laws making it easier to put down stray dogs be dropped?
Yes 88.9% (1915 votes)
No 11.1% (240 votes)
Total votes: 2155

Sunny k (47)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:45 pm
I just don't understand why people want to destroy half of the dogs in the world!! why people are so desperate to kill them??? I think millions dogs already been killed and ( Just feel like OnLY half of the dogs will be left in this EARTH)!! THE WORLD TURN OUT TO BE SO WRONG!! JUST CRUEL WORLD!!!!

linda b (186)
Monday November 22, 2010, 2:06 pm
Disgusted, thank you Simone

chris b (2474)
Monday November 22, 2010, 2:13 pm
Looks like OZ is becoming increasingly uncivilised as far as animal welfare goes with an increase of the US style kill everything that moves policy. What next euthanasia for the Aboriginals!

Ann L (15)
Monday November 22, 2010, 3:00 pm
Noted and voted yes. Strays have as much right at life as any other animal that is owned.

Krasimira B (175)
Monday November 22, 2010, 6:22 pm
Voted yes. Thank you Simone for posting and Robert for forwarding.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Monday November 22, 2010, 9:43 pm
DOG spell backwards - is GOD
WAR spell backwards - is RAW
The actions of these lawmakers are RAW!!!!
Stop the WAR on DOGS!!!!!!!

Francisco Carvalho (106)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 3:13 am
Sadly noted.

Buffy F (93)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 3:43 am
Well, animals will have to be saved under the table then. they are creating this kind of situation.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 6:59 am
Govermental agencies seem to want to just kill-off a problem when they don't have the smarts or common sense to fix it. Sadly noted.

Patricia N (41)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 12:04 pm
So very, very sad.

Chien Chao (105)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 2:20 am
so sad....!!!
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