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Dogs cats, birds, cows, horses, etc are in harms way along with those reponsible for them. People who lost everything need their 4 legged friends and family.
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As flood waters rose across Baton Rouge and the surrounding area, it wasn't just people who needed rescuing. Thousands of pets, from dogs and cats to horses, were rescued from Louisiana flood waters. What's happening to pets stranded in the Louisiana Flood? Some are still in shelters with their families and others have been evacuated to other areas to be adopted to new families.
The way pets are treated during a disaster is mandated by a law passed by Congress after Hurricane Katrina called the "Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards," according to the Times-Picayune. The law mandates that rescuers make the same effort to save pets in an emergency as they would to save a person.
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MIKE BAIRD IS UP FOR ADOPTION!
PETA NAMES GREYHOUND IN PREMIER'S HONOUR
Group Thanks Premier Baird for Racing Ban With Namesake Pup
Sydney – In the wake of the Parliament of New South Wales' historic decision to end greyhound racing in the state, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia has sponsored and named a dog after Premier Mike Baird. Last night’s vote to pass the legislation through the lower house means anyone who conducts greyhound races in the state after July 2017 could face a year in jail.
Three-year-old Mike the dog (photo available here) recently arrived at Friends of the Hound in Newcastle after being surrendered by a local racing owner.
"Not unlike Mike Baird the politician, Mike Baird the dog loves a bit of exercise as well as spending time on the couch watching The Bachelor", says Friends of the Hound volunteer Kay Mills. "After spending the past three years running for his life, he deserves a loving home and family."
New South Wales joins a list of governments around the world that have banned greyhound racing. In the industry, greyhounds are "discarded" once they're deemed too old, slow, or injured to race profitably.
"Thanks to the Baird government, tens of thousands of dogs' lives will be saved", says PETA Australia Associate Director of Campaigns Ashley Fruno. "But the responsibility does not rest solely with policymakers, as everyone can do their part to ensure dogs like Mike finally get the life they deserve."
PETA encourages all prospective dog guardians to adopt from an animal shelter instead of buying from pet stores or breeders.
VICTORY: WIMBLEDON GREYHOUND STADIUM TO CLOSE FOLLOWING CAMPAIGN BY PETA AND OTHERS
London Mayor Hands Decision to Merton Council, Which Plan To Transform One of Nation's Oldest Dog-Racing Tracks Into Modern Football Stadium
London – Following a massive campaign by animal-protection groups and members of the local community – including an almost 15,000-strong signature petition from PETA – Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gave the go-ahead for Merton Council to approve a planning application submitted by AFC Wimbledon and Galliard Homes that will close Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium and transform it into the new home of Wimbledon football as well as build new flats for local residents.
"Finally, this old dog-racing track will be turned into a new state-of-the-art football stadium that will give ticket-buyers what they want, and that's compelling sports that feature only willing participants", says PETA Senior Campaign Coordinator Kirsty Henderson. "Greyhound racing is on its last legs as more and more people learn that the industry exploits dogs as mere moneymaking machines and breeds them for speed at the expense of their health, strength, and stamina."
Many greyhound puppies are killed in the name of "selective breeding" and never make it to the racetrack, and dogs who do qualify to become racers are typically caged and muzzled by their trainers and suffer from crate and muzzle sores as well as infestations of internal and external parasites. Once their racing days are over, many dogs are discarded. Some have their ears cut off to remove identifying tattoos and are then abandoned or killed.