Tuesday, May 29, 2007
In the UK... Beware the power of your local Council!
New laws are being stealthily introduced by some of your local Councils. You NEED, as a dog owner, to know about this.
Go to this Kennel Club News Item now. On the resulting page you will find details of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 - which came into force on April 6th, 2007 - amongst a raft of detail remember this item. It states that you should provide your dog with 'the ability to exhibit normal behaviour patterns'.
Dogs like to run free, that's a normal behaviour pattern!
Next we come to the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 which gives an inordinate number of powers to your local Council. Some of the laws pertaining to cleaning up after your dog are only basic common sense, and every responsible dog owner cleans up anyway... but some powers, in regard to dogs being kept on leads, appear to flout the Animal Welfare Act.
Problems could be ahead!
Find out your local Council's policy... you will find a fine selection of information and assistance on the webpage mentioned above... check it out NOW.
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