Sunday, July 29, 2007


Floods and Famine and their effects on Animals in General

Click Here for more details on the following topics...

"Have you ever wondered how wild animals fare during floods? Our team in India found out following torrential monsoon rains in India. HSI India and the Animal Help Foundation are in the field rescuing wildlife and educating people about how we can help our wild neighbors in times of need.

With little food available and thousands of people leaving the country every day, the animals of Zimbabwe are finding themselves in dire straits. HSI is working with local and national groups to ensure pets, farm animals and wild animals are safe and cared for."

The items above are quotes from the HSI newsletter... if you Click this link you can find out about this, and other work undertaken on behalf of animals worldwide.

You might also find the post on Dog Agility Training to be of interest!

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Friday, July 20, 2007


More from the Humane Society of the United States... HSUS

The following quote is from a newsletter I received from the Humane Society of the United States... HSUS... on the subject of dogfighting.

"The outrage is unprecedented, and for good reason: Two days after a federal grand jury indicted NFL star quarterback Michael Vick and three cohorts on felony dogfighting charges, more than 150,000 people have called on the NFL to suspend Vick immediately."

Should the fact that someone is in the public eye, in a position of trust and where youngsters look up to them influence the way they are treated in a case like this? What messaage is this sending out to youngsters?

Cruelty is cruelty no matter who perpetrates it... though someone who influences [though maybe, it might be claimed, not by choice] the thoughts of the young generation, [it could be argued] should act in a far more responsible manner than an ordinary member of public who hasn't got the same degree of influence.

For your copy, and to see the full details and what the furore is about, click on the Dogfighting link NOW.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Stop Puppy Mills / Puppy Farms

Stop Puppy Mills
HSUS MySpace Page | Stop Puppy Mills Website


Sunday, July 15, 2007


Online Community for the defense of animals

Join the online community at HSI and help to speak up for animals.

You'll find a list of some of the many improvements for animals in general which they have helped achieve in the last few months below...

Stopping the Seal Hunt... many achievements, including that the United Kingdom is now spearheading a drive towards a European ban on import and trade in all seal products.

Defending Our Oceans... Whales and their protectors were well served at this year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission, where the moratorium on commercial whaling was reaffirmed and further threats to whales were defeated.

Protecting Cats and Dogs... The European Parliament has voted unanimously to ban cat and dog fur from being imported or exported into Europe. A new law in the Philippines will not only protect people and animals from deadly rabies, but also put an end to the dog meat trade and strengthen animal welfare standards.

Standing Up for Endangered Species... Representatives from 170 countries met to decide the fate of many of the world's wild species subject to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) - they agreed to a number of animal-friendly moves.

And Better Treatment for Farm Animals... further progress was achieved on this issue too!

Click on the above link to HSI, make your voice heard too... read all about the achievements, plus what an amazing amount there is still needing to be done!

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Puppy Mills

If you haven't checked out our 'Secrets of Dog Training' blog recently [link in left-hand margin] do please read the post about puppy mills [termed puppy farms in the UK].

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Bolton, UK... auction for Guide Dogs for the Blind

The quoted item below is part of a request for help I received...

"Pemberton taxi's in Wigan are having a grand auction night in aid of guide dogs for the blind.

They are hoping to raise five thousand pounds to sponser a guide dog.

The event is being held at the Douglas Bank Pub, Wigan on August 24th.

The event has been registered with the local Guide Dog branch located in Bolton. You can verify this on Bolton 01204 546510 ... if you could offer any help we would be grateful."



Monday, July 9, 2007



It is extremely important to socialize your new pup, both to friends and family members as soon as possible... and with other dogs and pups as soon as allowed, after her or his innoculations are completed.

It is a delight to see pups watch older dogs carefully... taking in so much information which will help in their later development and socialization.

It's a surprising fact too that dogs will recognise their own breed [even though the particular animals have never before met] from a distance... and make a bee line for them... and in a way which is different to their approach to animals of another breed.

If you haven't experienced this first-hand before, make sure you are alert to their reactions when your pup meets 'one of its own'!



Saturday, July 7, 2007


Humane Society of the United States newsletter

Click this link for the free Newsletter

"Two weeks ago, members of The Humane Society of the United States filed a groundbreaking class action lawsuit against a notorious Florida puppy mill dog dealer, Wizard of Claws....."

The above is a quote from the newsletter... and concerns puppy farms. Please click the link to read all about it, and also to sign up for the Humane Society newsletter!

It is distressing to read about the cruelty... but spreading the word will help stamp it out, at least to a degree!

The Live Newsletter Link

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Missing Required Nutrients?

Once your puppy is old enough for 'grown-up' food, rather than special puppy strength feeds, do check out which is the best way to feed him or her.

Whether to use a complete food, or whether to go with home-made or other forms of feeding... if you are new to the breed or dogs in general, get advice from your breeder or vet. Also remember the problems which there have been recently with pet foods.

Check out what advice is available at the collection of links which you will find in our left-hand margin. You'll find suppliers, herbal remedies/health foods, and make-it-yourself advice at Skin Solutions, together with training advice - all within these links.

I am also copying below the post from 'Secrets of Dog Training' which deals with problems which are caused by lack of required nutrients...

"Has your pet taken to stealing food, eating unmentionables, or eating grass and other vegetation or berries when out?

The answer could be that their diet is lacking in an essential nutrient. This is even possible for dogs on 'complete' dry food diets - and the problem will build up over the years.

A good addition, which you can obtain from a pet shop or our on-line suppliers, will be seaweed powder or granules - it contains many special nutrients and minerals and can appear to be a miracle cure!"

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