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Thread: Three cheers for Australia!!!

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    Three cheers for Australia!!!

    Australia's new Animal Welfare Act gives the courts the power to impose fines of up to$ 50,000, with a maximum five-year jail sentence, to anyone convicted of animal cruelty.
    The law also bans tail docking and introduces new cruelty offenses for those failing to provide animals with proper food and water, it allows courts to protect animals by seizing them and banning a person found guilty of abuse from owning animals in the future.
    Congratulations to all Pettalkers from "Down Under" for having such an enlightened government!

    "All men are created equal but none of them is equal to a dog." From the "Howard Huge" cartoon..

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    Jun 2002
    North Wales, UK.
    Wonderful! I will cheer that!!
    "Hip-Hip-Hooray!!" for Australia and their new Animal Welfare Act!

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    Apr 2001
    indianapolis,indiana usa

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    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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    Way to go!! Three cheers for the Land Down Unda'!
    ~Kimmy, Kia, Chipper, Zam, Logan, Raptor, Nimrod, June, Mei, Jasper, Esme, Lucy Inara, & Morla

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    Sep 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio USA
    Sounds like the Land Down Under has RISEN ABOVE US ALL!

    Congrats to Australia...

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    Aug 2001
    YAY Australia!!! (adds it to the list of places I'd move to)
    ...RIP, our sweet Gini...

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    Dec 2002
    My life is God filtered :)
    Great news!!!! I've always wanted to go there, now I know why.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!

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    Apr 2002
    Haines, Alaska!
    Such great news!!!!!! I am so happy for all the Aussie pets!

    Dogs: Nova, Konnor and Sitka

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    Jun 2003
    Melbourne Australia

    More good work from Oz!!!!

    Wooohhooooo - that's wonderful news.....
    Let's cheer for what will be happier, healthier, better cared for pets.......

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    Nov 2000
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    That is so awesome!! Can anyone get the law sent to our Congress and all of us shame them into passing it?

    Don't buy while shelter dogs die!!

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    May 2002
    Melbourne, Australia
    It's a great start. Maybe we can talk the government into spending more dollars on animal education and cruelty prevention programs while it's feeling generous This is the sort of stuff that makes me happy to pay tax.

    The country's largest welfare org, the RSPCA, receives not one cent in government funding.
    Nicole, Mini, Jasmine, Pickles, Tabasco, Schnaggles and Buffy

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    Sep 2000
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Well, at last they are passing a law, now I want to see them actually using it ..........

    I would like to offer my services to the Government ....... PLEASE, send some of those accused of cruelty to me ....... mwahahahahaha
    "No dog is born either vicious or friendly, but rather a blank slate that is moulded, for better or worse, by the owner."

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    May 2003
    Beale AFB, California
    OK, I'm all for packing up and moving to Australia. Who's with me???

    But seriously, I'm happy with the tail docking ban. Unfortunatly, out here on the West Coast, it's the "in" thing to do. I think it's horrible bcause their tail is their it would be like chopping half of a leg off of us, then made to do agility tasks.

    ~*~*Fur-Mommy To:
    Moon Beam - Aussie Shep
    Petey - Siamese
    Twinkie - Norweigan Forest
    Bobby - Manx

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