From Heaven to Hell is now only available as an Ebook. Ebook version now on sale in English and Italian, to order see links below. Find out more about the the French (Descente aux enfers) print version SOLD OUT. French ebook version coming soon.
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From Pyramid to Perrera, English ebook version - buy here
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In France where I live, many dogs spend their lives attached to the end of a 2metre chain. Many are border collies, used as 'guard dogs' in rural farms. As long as the dog has food, water and shelter, there is nothing one can do to help the dog. So this poster about it being illegal in Sweden to keep a dog like this made an impression on me. In Florida I read that you can't tie any kind of animal up outside for you will get fined, even jailed if the situation is extreme and the animal will be taken away.
Every country should adopt this law, applicable to whatever animal including dancing bears (currently a petition against this in Pakistan) and elephants in the Far East used for tourists and 'entertainment'.
We're looking after our neighbour's dog whilst they are away for a few days. She lives in the back garden with access to a large cool barn. We know they are not very good at cleaning up the garden of dog mess, but were horrified when we went in, to find just how much there was. What makes this worse is that they entertain in the garden...and even worse, they have a 2 1/2 year old son who plays in there!
For anyone who doesn't know about the illness Toxocara Canis, find out more on this link. Please make sure everyone you know with a dog is aware of the illness.
Needless to say, we're cleaning up the garden whilst we are 'in charge'.
The debate about rescuing from a perrera when not living in Spain or the Canary Islands continues to rage. Here are words of advice from Mo Swatek of Pro-Galgo International, who recently drove 250kms to a perrera to rescue podencos and galgos with a short kill date, only to find there was no kill date for the dogs!
RESCUING FROM PERRERAS ********** As the emotional blackmail and the sharing without checking the real situation is getting worse and worse, here some Suggestions how to reserve dogs from perreras without being cheated, overcharged etc.
1. Do not work with private people if money is involved. Pay only to animal welfare associations or directly to the PERRERA.
2. Always insist in the name and exact location of the place.
On 10th August 2016 DeAnimals - animal defence lawyers in Murcia - organised their first on-line course in how to deal with a case of dogs classified as potentially dangerous. The subject of the case was Marie, featured in the poster.
'Solidarity Online' course on legislation applicable to dogs catalogued as potentially dangerous, beginning on 10 August.
The main objective of this course is to help and cooperate in solidarity between all of us, to the mistreated dog Marie.
Applicants registered with Denaimals and the course was run via computer on-line in the evening starting at 1900 hours. Some of the students have already been on previous courses run by Deanimals.
Details - the course started Wednesday, August 10 at 19 hours, through a legal conference online with Ms. Raquel Lopez. (who has obtained the confiscation of more than 300 animals with a court order as well as a number of convictions for crime of animal abuse and abandonment by crime, aimed at law enforcement officers, lawyers, vets , administrations, protective and individuals).
'A course close, practical and comfortable (online, from home, at work, the beach, the field..) that you will provide a network of professional contacts (students of Lugo, Madrid, Alicante, Malaga, Valencia and albacete have already booked) and some valuable knowledge, which will allow you to help dogs as well as helping in solidarity to the pitbull cross Marie.'
DeAnimals in Murcia continues to work hard with court cases for maltreatment of animals, plus educating the police, lawyers, judges etc on what actions to take where a case of animal neglect/maltreatment is reported.
Regular readers will remember the case of Operation Rehala - or the BULLAS rescue - where over 120 animals, mostly hunting dogs, were found living in dire conditions. DeAnimals has pursued this case through the courts and in June 2014 here are the details of the result.
Interesting article by a Russian photographer, who visited Spain to photograph the galgos and publicise their plight. I've been in touch with her and she is going to work on a similar project for the Podencos, the 'poor relations' of the galgos - they suffer just as much abuse and need just as much help.
The galgos are all wearing collars from Barcelona Dogs, proceeds from sale are donated to SOS Galgos.
Please sign and share. It's a petition requesting the creation of a national register of animal abusers in Spain. Maybe if implemented it would encourage more people to make denuncias and prosecute people. And especially go for the galgueros~!
This is the 4 metre high fence surrounding the refuge of Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert, Seville. On the morning of 4th August this galga had been thrown over it!! The little angel is positive for erlichia and anaplasma, doubtful to lehismania, has severe anaemia and thrombocytopenia. Some bastard came up with the brilliant idea of throwing her over, who is he! Nahia, as trhe galga has been called, has a fractured toe, leg wound and is in a lot of pain. And as it obvious, severely malnourished.
Now Nahia is located in the FBM hospital, her time of suffering has already happened,in the next few weeks she will only have to worry about recovery and rest.
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I will never understand the mentality of a creature (I won't call them human being or man) who can let a little galga get in such a pitiful state. Here's the story of Zuki, safe with Scooby Medina and an update. Please help Scooby if you can, they do such incredible work with hundreds of animals. She is managing to walk on her bandaged feet, such a sweet forgiving little galga.