Archive for October, 2011

Thai dogs in urgent need of help!

The large population of stray dogs in Thailand is in urgent need of help with the flood crisis the country is facing. Millions of dogs have been left behind by their owners with no food.

In some flood-affected areas, officials from the Bangkok Metropolitan administration are rescuing dogs from local pounds and temples and transporting them north to safer areas.

A Buddhist monk, with his dog and belongings in a basin. Reuters courtesy.

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Mongrels of the World calendar 2012 – supporting a good cause

Mongrels of the World is excited to announce the release of its 2012 calendar. Each month features truly spendid, original photographs of irresistible mongrels taken by MOTW founder Juliana Velez and her friend Ehud Ambar who kindly donated his time to this project. MOTW has created the calendar to raise money for a special foundation which shares our belief.

MOTW Calendar 2012

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Louk the famous Greek mongrel – whenever there is a riot he is there

This is Louk the famous Greek mongrel that has become a celebrity after braving the tear gas and petrol bombs of every Athens riot since 2008. Whenever there is a riot Louk is there.

The famous Greek mongrel

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TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall sparks outrage by claiming puppy meat is no worse than a pork chop

TV Chef Hugh Fearnley has caused controversy by claiming he has no objection to puppy farm.

Fearnley-Whittingstall told the Radio Times: ‘In principle, but not in practice, I have no objection to a high-welfare organic puppy farm.

‘You can’t object, unless you also object to the farming of pigs.

‘It’s an artificial construct of our society, a cultural decision, to make pets out of dogs and meat out of pigs.

‘Both animals could be used the other way round – although pigs probably do make better meat than dogs and dogs better pets than pigs. But it’s not a foregone conclusion.’

How could you eat this?

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The TV advert that only canines can hear

Now, a television advertisement will go air that talks only to your dog, using sounds humans can not hear. Nestle, one of the world’s biggest food companies, has made the commercial using a high-pitched sound, like a dog whistle, which is beyond human hearing range. It includes an audible squeak like the sound of a canine’s toy. The advertisment will be screened for the first time in Austria this week, the Daily Mail reported.

Read more and watch the advert here.

The advert targets your dog with sounds beyond the range of human hearing

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