March 13: National K9 Veterans Day in USA

March 13, 2013 – Tuesday March 13 is National Canine Veterans Day in the USA, honours the service and sacrifice dogs have contributed to the US military. According to animal welfare organisation American Humane, it was on March 13, 1942 that the United States Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or...
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New Zealand government will no longer prohibit SPCA re-homing dogs based on a visual assessment of breed under new law

January 17, 2018 – Following the release of new revisions from New Zealand’s government for the stronger breed-specific legislation the the Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has said it is pleased it will no longer be prohibited from re-homing dogs based on the visual assessment of breed. Instead, dogs classified under the...
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RSPCA and AVA launch Christmas campaign on certain dog breed health issues

Christmas is a time of year when people give puppies as gifts, but there certain breeds of dogs that are suffering serious health issues because they’re bred to look a certain way. Love is Blind a campaign just launched by the Royal Society for the Protection and Cruelty to Animals Australia and the Australian...
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Second Australian state to ban puppy and kitten farms

November 17, 2016 – Victoria will become the second state in Australia to pass legislation to stop puppy and kitten farms, and will introduce a central registry of domestic animal businesses. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) passed similar legislation in September 2015. last month, Victoria’s Government announced that a review of the amendments to the Domestic...
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NZ government to introduce BSL that will see thousands of dogs put to death

October 5, 2016 – New Zealand’s government plans to introduce new breed specific legislation (BSL) in February 2017 that could see an estimated thousands of dogs euthanised because of the way they look, as opposed to how they behave, in an effort to combat rising dog attacks in the country. Associate Minister for Local Government...
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Australian state reverses ban on greyhound racing after six weeks

October 11, 2016 – The reversal on the greyhound racing ban in Australian state of New South Wales announced today has one animal welfare organisation saying giving the industry a second chance will only cost animals lives. NSW state premier Mike Baird’s about-turn on his greyhound racing ban came after mounting pressure from the state...
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