We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoHelen Macdonald, whose alpaca was destroyed by officials from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, spoke at a protest outside its offices in Whitehall. She said: "We call on the secretary of state to tender his resignation immediately."
Helen told the Justice for Geronimo supporters: "Geronimo touched the world. He was loved and precious to very many people.
Keep a pet-friendly home. Your dog or cat is a part of the family. If she’s a kitty, she needs her own litter box in a quiet, out-of-the way corner, a scratching post or tree, her own toys, and a nice cozy spot for napping.
"I will do him the honour of fighting for him and making sure his legacy lives on for all animals."Helen and protesters at Whitehall yesterday (Image: PA)Geronimo was put down last week after twice testing positive for Bovine TB. Helen requested a copy of the post-mortem examination.Lawyers for Helen, from South Gloucestershire, said she received a letter from officials with initial tests that found TB-like lesions. These were then reviewed by vets who are supporting Helen.
Geronimo was put down last week after twice testing positive for Bovine TB (Image: PA) Her lawyers said: "As reviewed by Dr Iain McGill and Dr Bob Broadbent, the preliminary gross postmortem findings are negative for visible lesions typical of Bovine Tuberculosis."But the Government's chief vet Dr Christine Middlemiss, said: "TB-like lesions were found and are undergoing further investigation."Owner Helen Macdonald (Image: PA)What is happening where you live? Find out by adding your postcode or visit InYourArea
Be realistic. Unrealistic goals will only prevent you from growing. There are two common mistakes a dog owner can make that will slam the brakes hard on any potential progress you might be hoping for. First, the expectations we place on our dogs and ourselves. The misguided belief that your dog “should” be performing or responding at a certain predetermined level. Another mistake many owners make is having unrealistic assumptions. Many of us assume that our dog understands what we want and that he knows what we’re asking of him. As if that wasn’t bad enough, some of us assume that the dogs failure to perform means he’s either rebelling, stubborn, or just plain stupid.
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