The new practice means tenants with animals are being charged up to £50 a month additional rent for a single pet, adding considerably to the cost of housing at a time when more and more families are priced out of buying and rely on rented homes.
Renew your passport earlier than planned, buy a GB sticker for your car, and prepare to wait four months before you can take your ferret on holiday: these are all among the snippets of advice offered by the government’s new Brexit website for British citizens planning to travel to the EU after 31 October.
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Government officials in Perth are reviewing cat and dog legislation after a rise in complaints about stray animals. Since 2013, punishment for dog owners whose pets attack people or other animals was increased to a maximum $10,000 fine or 12 months in jail.
A law banning puppy and kitten farming, which campaigners hope will end the practice by some unscrupulous breeders of keeping animals constantly pregnant and often in dirty and cramped conditions, is to be laid by the government.
Smuggled beagle puppy being checked after being seized at port (Image: RSPCA )The RSPCA says greater border security could thwart smugglers trafficking thousands of puppies into the UK every year – many too young and sick to be sold legally to families.
Yesterday, White Coat Waste Project hosted a Capitol Hill briefing featuring world-famous kitten advocate Hannah Shaw (The Kitten Lady) to build even more Congressional support for the bipartisan KITTEN Act to end deadly taxpayer-funded kitten experiments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Courtesy of Jamie Szwiec The donated pet supplies came from Chewy fulfillment centers in Goodyear, Arizona; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; and Clayton, Indiana, as well as from Chewy’s main headquarters in South Florida.
The RSPCA today released heart-breaking footage of Bailey playing at a rescue centre shortly before being put to sleep when it criticised to the Government’s decision not to review a controversial section of the Dangerous Dog Act. The video tells how one year old pitbull terrier Bailey, a “playful, happy and friendly dog” when he came into the charity’s care last year through no fault of his own, was doomed.
“We have always said that an end to third-party sales alone would not be enough to end the puppy trade crisis and we are pleased that this is being looked at alongside enhanced licensing conditions for breeders introduced earlier this year.” Topics
The new law will protect service animals on the frontline (Image: PA) This Bill will offer stronger protection for the many brave service animals that help to protect us Michael Gove - Environment Secretary This get-out will be abolished by the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill which has been introduced as private members’ legislation but will now be given Government support when it gets its second reading today.
The Eurasian lynx (Image: Chris Godfrey)But Dr Paul O'Donoghue, chief Scientist for Lynx UK Trust, says the arrival of the iconic species has only been delayed by the Government’s rejections.He told supporters: “Our plans are pioneering and would mean an apex predator back in the UK for the first time in 1,300 years."No one has ever tried this before.
According to ABC News, a very special surfing competition was held in Huntington Beach, California, where an Olympic-style event featured some very talented canines. Toldeo, Ohio woman, Janese Walters, was left blind in one eye after contracting an infection from her cat, reported Bianca Seidman of CBS News.
Whether you're a farmer or a Silicon Valley mogul, the agency says you should take certain precautions when dressing your chicken as Captain America so that you don't end up with a spooky case of salmonella.
• The traditional use for lolly sticks is to name seedlings (Letters, 14 August). • My girlfriend’s first pet dog was called Wendy, which I consider to be a completely inappropriate name for any animal (Letters, 15 August).
Remotely controlled training devices – e-collars or shock collars – can trigger an electronic pulse of up to 6,000 volts to a dog’s neck, and can shock an animal for up to 11 seconds at a time, according to the Dogs Trust. “This ban will improve the welfare of animals and I urge pet owners to instead use positive-reward training methods.”