Friday, January 29, 2010
World's Animal Groups Work To Help Animals In Haiti
Three cheers for the animal rescue and aid organizations for working together for the animals of Haiti, which in turn helps the people of Haiti...and the rest of us!
New Zealand Dog Shooting - Dispute Between Neighbors
Since when does a 'dispute' between neighbors lead to the shooting of dogs? This has folks riled up from the top down.
Chicken Plays Chicken in CA
Should the Rescue Ink guys or some Manitoba Chicken catchers head down to help out? One black chicken is giving some pretty 'black' eyes in a California town.
Expanded Animal Shelter in Windsor
http://www.windsorstar.com/life/Feds+province+fund+expansion+animal+shelter/2497504/story.htmlNMore room to care for animals is a good thing...
BLM Finds Round Up Stress
Are they following the spirit or the letter of the law? Is it about what is best for the horses and the land? How can 22 horses die in a round up that is supposed to be humane?
Acton School Vandals Kill Fish
Fish? C'mon! What did the fish do to them?
D.C. Animal Watch
A smattering of what our D.C. friends deal with...
China Changing The Menu?
Controversy surrounds movement in China to remove dog and cat from menus...for the animals or for the politics?
OSPCA Retains Reins to Humane Society
The troubled Toronto Humane Society will remain under the watchful eye of the OSPCA.
Monday, January 18, 2010
We’ve had a few successive “soft” winters, but this year we’re starting off with what’s looking like one of the old fashioned kind. November has been overcast, blustery, quite cool, and we have nearly two feet (60 cm. plus) of snow on the level in our neck of the woods. Good sleighing - poor trucking!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Their goal, much like that of their counterparts in the US, was to create a united voice to provide information and increase knowledge about the horse industry in Canada. There are many welfare issues concerning horses in Canada, and by education and advocating the people within the industry can provide information and support towards better care for all horses, across Canada and provide an example for the rest of the world.
Towards that end they have formed the Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada which has a website, Horse Welfare Alliance, and has many articles and resources posted. The objectives of the HWAC are simple:
- support the existing education programs of each of its partners
- promote humane handling of horses throughout all of their life stages.
- inform its constituents and partners of matters and issues related to the welfare of the horse population.
- enhance public awareness of matters and issues relating to the welfare of the horse and the horse industry.
- strive to network with other organizations who might assist the Alliance in the achievement of its purpose and objectives.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
We did our family Christmas photos by the old farm truck and another set out in the bush. Earl built a fire, we had our photos, cleaned up some deadwood and roasted hot dogs for a snack. The cattle and horses eyed the fire and as it burnt down we watched them from the warmth of the house...the horses stood close to the embers for the warmth. The cows sniffed around and then stood heads down over the last bits of the smoke. The cold ashes the next morning showed many signs of curious noses and hooves...used to summer smudges they were very interested in this winter fire.
How are your animals faring? Have you noticed any who are needing some extra care? What were you able to do to help them? Let's make this a year which has fewer animals in need of urgent rescue and a year where more people become educated and proactive when it comes to animal welfare - for all animals, all the time.