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Sunday, 9 March 2014

OMD! Mondays

Hi everybody! 

I hope everyone had a PAWsome weekend!

I know for us the weekend was a little strange. Time sprang ahead an hour, and I don't know about anyone else but it messes with me a tiny bit. 
How about you? Does the sudden time change mess with you? Or your pets?

For our OMD story today, I received some wonderful news in my email a few days back. I knew I had to share it with you!

This next piece has been copied straight from the care2 causes email :

Thanks to 37,000 Care2 members taking action, the more then one million pregnant pigs on Canadian farms will not have to spend their lives confined in a space so small they can't even turn around. A Care2 petition demanded an urgent response to help mother pigs- and Canada's National Farm Animal Care Council and the Canadian pork Council have created new regulations that ban the continuous confinement of sows.


Success! I always love getting good news in my email!

So now, facilities that are either built or renovated after July 1st will have to have proper housing for their pregnant sows, instead of keeping them in these tiny crates that are just barely bigger then their own bodies.
AND

In addition to banning gestation crates, the new code of practice also requires mandatory pain relief for pigs during tail docking and castration. 

Hard to believe that wasn't mandatory already, but sadly it was not.

Did you know that only 84% of Canadians agree that these small gestation crates are NOT necessary? ONLY 84% ? ? Um. . . . could you please inform me why these other 16% do not agree? I mean, really.

On the up side though, there are even 9 U.S states who have banned them already!
We are headed in the right direction as long as we keep speaking up.
Pigs are surprisingly intelligent animals, not many people know this.
They do not deserve to be kept in these torturous conditions, nor does any animal, mammal, human, etc. . . 

This success is explained as a monumental first step in the welfare of pregnant sows, however there is still so much more that needs to be done with Canadian farms in this matter.

But to know that with our petition and speaking out truly does make a difference in the lives of animals, well . . . it just makes ya feel good! 


Ok so I know that had NOTHING to do with huskies or even dogs or cats for that matter, but it was important news, and I thank you for coming to share it with me!

More big news for us! We are doing our very first product review!
Thanks to the good people at Kurgo dog supplies and dog travel accessories, we recieved a wonderful product, and I should have the review up tomorrow for Tuesdays post.
So I hope you will come on by tomorrow to check it out!

Kurgo is also our new affiliate partners! So feel free to check them out via the add on my side bar or underneath this post, and see all the great things they have to offer!!



Also a big thank you to everyone who joined our thoughtless Thursday blog hop!
We had some great new hoppers who linked up last week and we really enjoyed visiting all of your blogs! We look forward to seeing what you have in store for us this week!
Thoughtless Thursday is hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and myself! 
So if you didn't join in last week, we hope to see you there this Thursday!

Thanks for coming!!

ღHusky Hugz













27 comments:

  1. A while back, I decided to stop eating pork. I am still finding myself endulging in bacon sometimes though. I got grossed out by a few things... like the tapeworm thing and supposedly pig tastes like humans and pigs will eat anything. Even people. Just creepy to me! Maybe I'm weird, idk.

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    1. ahh that is definitely creepy!
      Your not weird LOL
      Good for you for doing that!

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  2. Thanks fur sharing the good news about the piggies!

    Happy dayz my Husky Furriends

    Purrs

    Basil xoxo

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    1. Thanks for coming by to read!
      Talk to you soon my bionic pal!

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  3. Hmmm, I don't know what to say because I do love bacon. But I wouldn't want any animal to be treated poorly even if I did plan to eat it. OH! Would you kindly let Koda know he has been limericked today? I apologize for the late post (and not letting you know beforehand) but it was a crazy week here last week!
    Happy Monday!
    Oz

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    1. We just came from your blog Oz! Thanks so much! Koda is sending you some major tail wags for his limerick! We luvs it!!!
      And don't feel bad, the point is not whether or not we eat pork. Simply that they should not be treated this way. Thanks so much for coming!
      And we will be posting your limerick on our blog this week!

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  4. You look cuuuwoooowoooote in your green Saint Paddy's hat! Wooooooowoooooooo! Ku http://haikubyku.com

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    1. Thank you!!! We thought we looked quite nice as well!!!
      Thanks for comin!

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  5. That is a step forward for sure in hog production. Mom used to work in veterinary medicine so knows a few things about this. Looking forward to your Kurgo review. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks so much!
      It is a step forward thats for sure!
      Thanks for coming by!

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  6. Here in Denmark those small crates for sows will be forbidden too for new buildings, but the existing crates will first have to change in october 2015. Still way too long.

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    1. Your right it is, but at least they are making progress though. Thanks for sharing Laika!

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  7. We are crap keeping up with everyone but we try :-) xxxx

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  8. Thanks for sharing the good news! We love our Kurgo car door protectors! Saw your limerick on Oz's site today. Too cute!

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    1. Thanks! I know Kurgo makes such quality products!!!
      I loved the limerick as well!!! He did a great job!

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  9. WooHoo! An affiliate partner! Congratulations and I can't wait to hear all about Kurgo. There are some cool things on their site. Thanks for speaking up for the pigs since other than Wilbur and Babe, they can't speak for themselves! Bark More, Growl Less Barking from the Bayou!

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    1. Thanks Melissa!!! Their site is amazing! I absolutely love their products!!

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  10. We're glad those pigs will be taken care of properly. :)

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    1. We were glad to hear that also! Thanks for coming by!

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  11. Great news! Have fun with your first review.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn!!! I sure will!! Hope you come by tomorrow to check it out!

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  12. Wow! Thats Pawsome! Concats on your review.
    Thats so good about the pigs.
    Have a happy Monday!

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    1. Thanks! It is good news for sure!
      Have a good Monday yourself!

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  13. That is good news. The conditions that some farm animals are kept in is awful.

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    1. Yes it is! It is super good news, we just have to keep pushing with these things!

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  14. I'm always glad to her a good news story about any kind of animals!

    The time change is awful...I'll be tired all week! The only good thing is the dogs will sleep a bit later. Unfortunately, that doesn't work on the cats who still wake up the whole household at 4:30 am!

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