The week in animal welfare: Volume #10
We are pleased to bring you our weekly roundup of animal welfare news. Click through and read the latest animal welfare news.
Million Paws Walk 2018
If you missed the fun, walking, and panting that took place in over 80 different locations on Sunday, the Million Paws Walk saw tens and thousands of people and their furry companions come together to raise money for the RSPCA. Check out some photos from the events.
US Circus closes its curtains over animal welfare concerns
One of the oldest circuses in the world has closed its doors in the United States. It had been in business for almost 150 years. Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey partially attribute their dwindling sales to the community’s concern about animal welfare.
The latest blog post from RSPCA Australia is also available. It discusses the truth behind exotic animals in circuses as well as the current situation.
Yale University changes mascot following concerns about the welfare of the bulldog breed.
Yale University made a significant change to its long-held mascot to raise awareness and protect the traditional bulldog. Walter is a member of the Olde English Bulldogge and, according to his handler, “doesn’t have all the ailments that normal English Bulldogs have.” Walter will not have to be stretched in the throat, can swim, was not born via C-section, and will be able to breed himself.
New Breeder Registration Laws for Queensland
New dog breeder laws will be introduced in Queensland at the end of May. These laws will apply to anyone who gives away, supplies, sells, or advertises dogs born on or after May 26, 2017. This law will be applicable to both regular and occasional breeders, including backyard litters.
All puppies will be issued a Breeder Identification Number or Supply Number. The number will then be able to be used to search for information about the breeder on a new Queensland Dog Breeder Register Website.
The online registration is free and will be required for all puppies within 28 days.
Some working dogs will be exempted from the law.