• dog parks glasgow
    Hi there my name is Michael I'm a Glasgow based dog photographer for many years, here's some of my thoughts on why we need dog parks in Glasgow Many behaviour problems in dogs are caused by a lack of physical and mental activity. Dogs were born to lead active lives. They’ve worked alongside people for thousands of years, hunting game, herding and protecting livestock, and controlling vermin. Dogs’ wild relatives lead busy lives, too. Their days are full of hunting, scavenging, avoiding predators and complex social interaction. Most pet dogs, on the other hand, spend the majority of their time alone at home, napping on couches and eating food from bowl ,no hunting or scavenging required. Many become bored, lonely and overweight. They have excess energy and no way to expend it, so it’s not surprising that they often come up with activities on their own, like unstuffing couches, raiding trash cans and gnawing on shoes. To keep your dog happy, healthy and out of trouble, you’ll need to find ways to exercise the dogs brain and body. visits to your local dog Park in Glasgow can greatly enrich you're dogs life. Benefits of going to the dog park include: Physical and mental exercise for dogs Your dog can zoom around off-leash to her heart’s content, investigate new smells, wrestle with her dog buddies and fetch toys until they happily collapse. Many dogs are so mentally and physically exhausted by a trip to the dog park that they snooze for hours afterwards. Opportunities to maintain social skills Dogs are like us, highly social animals, and many enjoy spending time with their own species. At the dog park, your dog gets practice reading a variety of other dogs’ body language and using her own communication skills, and she gets used to meeting unfamiliar dogs on a frequent basis. These valuable experiences can help guard against the development of fear and aggression problems around other dogs. Fun for pet parents Dogs aren’t the only ones who enjoy dog parks. People do, too. They can exercise their dogs without much effort, socialise with other dog lovers, bond and play with their dogs, practice their off-leash training skills, and enjoy the entertaining antics of dogs. please feel free to comment with you're thoughts on how having a local dog park in you're area would be good for you and you're dogs thank you Michael
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  • Save our mature trees and wildlife
    If we lose the trees on this land we lose the living entities that filter pollutants keeping our air cleaner and soak up the tons of CO2 that contributes to Climate Change. WBC has agreed there is a Climate Change emergency and this must be taken into consideration. Animals like foxes, bats and owls will be disturbed and made homeless as a result. If we win, the trees carry on filtering our air, the community keeps the value of its majestic tree stock and its green buffer zone and the animals have shelter and food. There is only a short window to get signatures, but every little helps. We care about our mature trees. It is the last real tract of green belt in the area for our health and well-being and for wildlife to exist. Please help us save our trees by signing our petition. Thank you.
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  • Micro chipping on All Domestic Animals.
    There are too many animals in the care of welfare centres such as Battersea dog and cats home. These centres do an amazing job but something should be done to stop the dumping and abuse of animals in the first place. The use of microchipping could be the start of that. It is already a requirement that your dog is microchipped, so why not everything else?? If an animal is lost, stolen etc then the chip could lead to the rightful owner, this would also help with cruelty issues too, and more people being arrested for animal abuse the better. I recently found a cat in a poor emaciated condition with no microchip, sadly it died, but it received veterinary treatment which should be paid for by the owner who let this little one starve, and not out of the pocket of a charity. Animals have rights too, lets make it happen.
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  • Ban fireworks
    The sale causes stress on animals and also extra strain on how emergency services
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  • Make medical Cannabis available for people with fibromyalgia
    Cannabis is completely harmless when used as a medicine and is proven to help reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia! Amongst many other illnesses! It should be easily available for all people who need it!
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  • Stop the importation and killing of gamebirds for sport.
    Over 40 million game birds are released in the uk every year, 40% of them are imported, 25% of them die before they are shot. Many are killed on roads, get eaten by predators or starve. This is also impacting on other wildlife and its habitat. These are non native birds that do not have the same protection as wild birds in the uk. We have a wildlife emergency and we need Natural England to act.
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  • Unlawful killing of any non human species using dogs
    I have seen at first hand the horrors this crime involves, my own cat being murdered by 3 vicious and uncontrolled grey hounds. The current law is wholly inadequate and does not take into account the serious psychological trauma caused to pet owners and others who witness or experience it, and needs to be much tougher to reduce the incidence in the future.
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  • Stop Dog Farming in Wales
    The BBC programme Wales Investigates has highlighted the cruelty and unacceptable squalid conditions at dogs farms in Wales. They operate with no care for the animals and concentrate purely on profits (most of which is not declared). By signing this petition you are petitioning the Welsh Government to put a total ban on dog farming in Wales. Which will prevent uncared for dogs with disease and other health issues being sold to new owners who then have to pay, in some cases, thousands of pounds in vet bills.
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  • Save elephants from tourism in Asia
    Because I'm concerned about animals welfare
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  • Microchip all cats
    Then there wouldn't be so many lost and stray Cats about.Owners would be found quicker.
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  • Stop the Space Port
    Nicola Sturgeon recently declared a Climate Emergency. Why is this development on the cards at all? This proposed development has already split the island community with fears that it will destroy the serene peacefulness of the area as well as harming wildlife and tourism. North Uist and the surrounding islands are a haven for breeding colonies of cormorants, black guillemots, seals and otters. There IS a climate emergency, we need to protect fragile environments and wildlife, this development is a major threat to both.
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  • Ban eating cats and dogs in the UK
    We are a nation of cat and dog lovers and the practice of killing these beautiful animals is totally wrong and unnecessary.
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