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Luxembourg – The Most Animal-Friendly Country in the World!


New legislation put forth to make Luxembourg the most animal-friendly country...

Ever wondered what the most animal-friendly country in the world was? It’s the tiny country with a huge heart, Luxembourg!

Bordering Belgium, Germany and France, Luxembourg has proposed a new animal rights legislation which states that animals are responsive creatures and they experience various emotions. The legislation also states, animals endure negative emotions such as fear and suffering.

With the help of animal rights activists, the bill was written by Fernand Etgen, Luxembourg’s Minister of Agriculture. It puts a ban on the slaughter of animals for their wool, skin, feathers and fur. It also puts a boundary around the selling of cats and dogs from breeders, puts a stop to offering animals as prizes or gifts as well as disposing of male chicks because they do not lay eggs.

If any of these laws are broken, the offender will face fines over $200,000 and jail time depending on the severity of the law breached.

Due to this new legislation, Luxembourg has been noted as the most progressive and liberal country in the world.

Go Luxembourg!

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.