ARE DOGS TO ‘GO WITHOUT BONES?’
Animal lovers brace yourselves, there is a new craze on the horizon.
Your dogs must not be fed a bone with the usual meat on it just an artificial toy one from the supermarket pet department.
Instead your dog is now required to become a vegetarian.
Guess who is now controlling our pets?
None other than the crazy vegetarian lovies so desperate for a new cause.
They have decided to forbid dogs from enjoying what they like most their daily gnaw on their favourite bone, a real one from the butcher, that is.
Why, you might ask?
Well some twits, supposedly educated with degrees, are hell bent on doing your dog out of one of the pleasures in their lives.
The reasoning is that when the dogs bury their bone treasures and dig them up at a later date, they having matured by being enriched by the earth tasting super duper to them, is claimed as being dangerous for their health.
Dogs do what dogs do, they also lift their leg and decorate upright structures.
Now is this to be assumed a no no too, would they have our dogs dressed in nappies so that they don't offend by doing what comes naturally when out walking on a lead?
People already carry the poo bag just in case. Do they catch the dogs wee as well if they are fast enough to do so, that is.
The silliness of this nonsense is an insult to genuine vegetarians and dietitians (worth their salt) who encourage the nutritional value of all foods in moderation.
Veterinarians are also concerned with this crazy trend and have publicly stated so in the media seeing this trend as being for foolhardiness in the extreme.
By substituting other products for real meat that dogs need, claiming it affects their health, is just nonsense.
Like the animal emissions another crazy cause to justify climate change this too, takes the cake to the extreme.
No one is legally required to go meatless and won't, let alone their dogs.
Get a life, we are happy with ours and so too are our dogs and their bones.
Yvonne Rance, Griffith
SOLUTIONS TO LAKE’S PROBLEMS CAN BE FOUND
Our city’s lake is not a naturally occurring lake. Lake Wyangan was originally a naturally shallow evaporation basin that concentrated nitrates, phosphates, and gypsum. Chemicals that drained over hundreds of thousands of years from a basin that extends out to Rankin Springs.
(The swamp contained enough gypsum to support a mining operation which ran from the 1920s to 1956.)
In 1956 following a flooding event, the site flooded. As a result of community pressure after the flood, Wade Shire Council agreed to maintain an artificial reserve for fishing and boating.
The problem at Lake Wyangan is that blue-green algae loves nitrates and phosphates in the water. These chemicals are contributing to the problems at the lake.
I would like to see our council support action which can reduce the presence of these chemicals in the water. One option would be for Council to work with Murrumbidgee Irrigation to regularly pump water out of the lake for use in irrigation, and replenish the lake with fresh water.
There could be natural plant filters used. But whatever option the council goes with, we need action soon.
Greg Adamson, Griffith City Council byelection candidate
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