The week in animal welfare: Volume #8
We are pleased to bring you our weekly roundup of animal welfare news. Click through and read the latest animal welfare news.
This week, there have been two major stories in greyhound racing
The dogs of disgraced greyhound trainers still race for thousands of dollars
We’re all worried about the future quality journalism of the digital age, with ongoing strikes and staff reductions. Gina Rushton, a journalist at Buzzfeed, has done a great job of investigating greyhound owners who transfer their dogs to family members in order to avoid suspensions and bans.
Soft penalties cannot solve greyhounds’ problems.
Justin Smith, a journalist at the Herald Sun, wrote a powerful opinion piece this week to remind us of the reasons why the greyhound racing sector was brought under scrutiny and the importance of remaining tough on the cruelty, drugs, and slaughter that seem to be rampant in the industry.
Recall of BFF cat food
This week, we were all concerned to learn that some cats had reportedly fallen ill and even died after eating BFF canned cat food. The food was recalled from PetBarn stores across the country.
Do not give this food to your cat if you have purchased it. The most recent advice states that if your pet shows any signs of anorexia or neurological symptoms, then thiamine treatment is recommended.
Smushy-faced puppies are popular, but they’re not good to buy.
Dodo Impact has over 1.9 million fans on Facebook. This week, they released a video warning vets about the health problems of dogs with flat faces, such as French Bulldogs.
Harry Cooper, the Dr. from Better Homes and Gardens on TV, knows that hens can be smart too! Chickens can be very intelligent. They have great memories, they are able to make complex decisions, and they even have more than 20 different calls. Check out our Facebook page to see the photos and videos of Australia’s cleverest chickens, and then add your own.
If you think that chickens have too much intelligence to be kept in barren and miserable battery cages.