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China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock

New guidelines drafted in post-virus regulatory push

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shanghai | Reuters — China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock, the agriculture ministry said, part of a response to the coronavirus outbreak that the Humane Society called a potential “game changer” in animal welfare. Though dog meat remains a delicacy in many regions, the ministry of agriculture […] Read more

No turkeys, pigs, goats: U.S. to let airlines limit service animals

Miniature horses still up for discussion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington | Reuters — The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday proposed giving airlines the power to bar emotional support animals from cabins and limit the definition of a service animal to a trained dog. The proposed new rules are aimed at preventing passengers from falsely claiming their pets are service animals aboard U.S. airline flights. […] Read more


Hanson Acres: The case of the barking dog in the night-time

Dale gets an answer to his question, “What do I have to pay to get a decent sleep around here?”

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dale was out in the shop alone early on Tuesday morning, bent over the collie as it slept in its cushioned bed. Dale was barking at the dog. Loudly. “Ruff! Ruff!” Jeff came in to pick up a wrench to tighten a dripping hose fitting on the air seeder before he took it to the […] Read more