Monday, 19 December 2011
The pug, like every dog, is descended from the wolf.
I think we’re so used to seeing the many breeds of dog available today that we just accept the problems they suffer due to their short legs, long backs, large heads, or other exaggerated feature.
But if you compare these dogs to their ancestors it’s obvious that nature didn’t mean them to have the flattened faces and wrinkled skin that for some reason we humans find so endearing.
We shouldn't be allowing this to happen.
The RSPCA has launched a new campaign, Bred for looks, born to suffer, in order to raise awareness of the issue.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
One thing that many organisations agree on is that the current law isn’t working. It isn’t working in terms of public protection, it isn’t working to stem anti-social behaviour and importantly from our point of view, and it isn’t working for the dogs themselves, who are as much the victims of irresponsible ownership as anyone.
More than 5,300 people have signed up since it was launched less than two weeks ago. If you too would like to see dog legislation change, please sign up.
Andy Robbins, senior RSPCA press officer