Dog owners are being warned to keep out of private farm land, and are urged to keep their pets on leads while walking on public footpaths next to livestock, especially while lambing season is in full swing.
Farmers are warning that attacks on livestock by dogs are reaching “epidemic proportions” as they brace themselves for a surge in dog attacks heading into peak lambing season.The start of lambing season has been fraught for farmer Gordon Wyeth due to attacks on his sheep by pet dogs.
The whole reason I started narrowing my focus as a journalist to pets is my own rescue dog, Rio. When my husband and I adopted the Labrador retriever mix from Farmington Regional Animal Shelter in New Mexico in 2010, I had no idea how much he would change my life.
Animals are kept in filthy conditions, electrocuted and skinned in front of their cage mates (Image: HSI) The horror scenes at Chinese fur farms have been uncovered by HSI in an investigation of 13 Chinese fur farms between November and December 2020 (Image: HSI)The charity claims basic biosecurity measures were not being followed despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen outbreaks at fur farms.
Rather than asking people to “keep dogs under effective control” it should require people to keep their dogs on leads near livestock.“It needs to be properly funded and properly promoted with TV ads in the same way as we’re seeing the Covid ads,” he added.
“We started the reading program a few years ago with two goats, Marieke and Michaela,” says Ahern.Veterinarian and behavioural expert Dr Emma Hughes says the Edgar’s Mission reading program might be unique in Australia, at least for livestock and farmed animals.
Relaxing is good, but dogs need to be around other dogs and people (Picture: Getty Images)A third admit to now realising that their lockdown dog was bought from a puppy farm and that same amount are considering putting their lockdown pups up for adoption once life returns to normal.
The news of two pet Rottweilers mauling a 58-year-old worker to death in a farm near Chidambaram, in Cuddalore district, last week has sent shock waves through people.Manoj Poovanniyil of the kennel, Rottweiler Chennai, says, “Every dog and breed is different and people should do their homework thoroughly before taking them home.
Later that night, I find my wife at her desk, looking at what appears to be a website dedicated to the adoption of abandoned dogs from around the world.“What are you doing?” I say.“Look at Lucky!” she says.“Are you trying to adopt a dog?” I say.“To live on our farm!” she says.“But we have a dog,” I say.
Daphne takes it upon herself to herd the sheep most days, and absolutely loves being outside and hard at work with the other dogs.
Pistachio, a puppy who was born with green fur, on the day he was born on the island of Sardinia, in Pattada, Italy, October 9, 2020.Cristian Mallocci / ReutersMallocci runs a farm on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia with his brother-in-law Giannangelo Liperi.
As these animals also reach to her at the Pawsitive Farm Sanctuary she runs for rescue and rehabilitation, where she is already taking care of 111 dogs and cats, she voices how the choice rests with humans.
The sickening photos were taken by Watchdog Thailand at puppy farms in the Bang Bua Thong district and the city of Chiang Mai. The images show pooches in tiny wire cages, while others are painfully skinny and appear to have been starved.
A 300-pound pig named Willy was the first animal rescued by Little Bear Sanctuary when it opened in 2017.Christoper Vane / Little Bear SanctuaryMany people buy pigs as pets but then surrender them when they get “too big.” Before that happened to Willy, his owner taught him to sit like a dog for treats.
A dog has been rescued in China after its owner bound its mouth with a plastic band and tried to sell it for its meat.The previous owner, a farmer, is believed to have tried selling the dog to meat vendors because he had to move house and could no longer care for it.
Explaining what happened when he took the dogs for a walk on farmland near their rural home in Dunham-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, Russell, 56, said: ‘There’s a beck and a pond and they were playing happily in and around the water for about an hour.