Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. ~Bradley Millar

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shame on British Government: Already 800 War Dogs Killed

The British Government euthanized 807 war dogs over the past ten years.

807 war dogs that have served on the front lines with British soldiers have been finally rewarded with the ultimate price for the heroic services rendered. The British Government proudly euthanized the war heroes. This fact was disclosed after government officials had confirmed the figures in the response to Freedom of Information requested by the Daily Mirror.

According to the government officials, the dogs had behavioral problem (too fierce), and could not be kept as pets. With this as an excuse, the British Government have been continuously killing the dogs in mass, in a very cautious and surreptitious way. Most of these dogs had served during the emergencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, when they did not even know that they would have to end their journey shortly after the war.

According to the Ministry of Defense, 20 dogs were put down in the year 2002, 89 dogs were put down in 2003, with the beginning of the Second Gulf War. The number rose up to 95 in the year 2006 and finally 125 in 2009. The dog lovers like us are claiming an answer to the reason behind the government's shamefully insane act. Considering this as a tragic practice, the Labour MP Kerry McCarthy said, "this is shocking. It seems a great shame that animals are destroyed in this way." McCarthy also said, "we need to make sure that every effort is made to find them new homes." According to the government officials retraining turns out to be ineffective and the dogs usually become too dangerous to be kept with new owners.

If the dog becomes too fierce to be re-homed, that's a behavioral issues and the dogs should be, in no ways, blamed for the kind of behavior they exhibit. It is the result of the non-grammatical way of treating and training them through out the service life. It should be considered as their handlers' fault. Why should those innocent lives be claimed?

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Animal Shelter Portraits: Photography Book

Hello friends... how's it going with you? This post is dedicated to the animals in the animal shelters; I mean those animals that are kept in the facilities that house lost, abandoned and homeless animals that need care and love - probably a little more than what our domestic pooches are getting. My friend Adynah Johnson's company - Mark Batty Publisher (a book publishing company based in Brooklyn, NY), where Adynah is currently working as publicity coordinator, has come up with a highly admirable, 96 pages book called Animal Shelter Portraits.

This photography book is comprised of deeply compassionate and haunting portraits of our furred friends. This  book contains stellar photographs of these helpless animals abandoned at kill shelters. Photographer Mark Ross’s compelling photographs capture a snapshot glimpse of our animal companions in their moment of greatest need, acting as a reminder that our decision to adopt them is the difference between life and death. A percentage of proceeds will go to The No Kill Advocacy Center.
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In love of Animals

In Love of Animals is an animal lovers' blog that talks about animals and endangered species. This blog intend to share information about animals and spread out awareness about the protection of endangered animals. We want to raise our voice against animal killing and secret trading. Let the wild live in wild!

Note: Most of the pictures in this site are taken from net

Content in this animal blog

Welcome to 'In Love of Animals'. This is an animal blog run by a single person (an animal lover). The content in this animal blog (In love of animals) are all well researched, with the information taken from various sources - both online and offline. All information about animals here are all well researched and the content are original, except the images that have been taken from the net. The motive is to make this animal blog a rich resource of animal information for animal lovers.

My animal blogs

I am an animal lover first - then a dog lover! I can hardly scoop time out of my tremendously busy schedule. This has made me too slow with blogging. I have a few animal blogs and this is one of them. You can find posts in these animal blogs not very frequently. My animal blogs are:
In love of animals
Welcome dog lovers
German shepherd dog information
Amazing animal videos
About German Shepherd Dog

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