No where to run to. No where to hide.

The McGowan Government in Western Australia has developed a set of “draft standards and guidelines” to deal with the health and welfare of dogs.  Included in these guidelines:

  • Training should be stopped or modified when it causes the dog to be anxious or distressed;
  • Minimum size dimensions for doghouses and kennels;
  • Avoid speed bumps when driving with their dog and carry a canine first-aid kit when going for a run;
  • Motorists drive with care and try to minimise bumps, jolts and swerving;
  • Pets be restrained during transport to prevent distractionand risk of injury;
  • Dogs not be tethered for a period exceeding two hours in 24 hours.

Put in something about climate change and safe schools and you might get the Green’s school curriculum.

Clearly there is a problem warranting government intervention.  Maybe the WA Government could engage former NSW Premier Mike Baird to consult on a pet dog ban or at least a dog walking curfew.

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49 Responses to No where to run to. No where to hide.

  1. Roberto

    These people have gone completely insane.

  2. EvilElvis

    When these are your biggest concerns you know you’ve truly lost touch.

  3. IainC

    It’s clear dogs need their own representatives in parliament. They are currently disenfranchised, in terms of having laws made specifically about them on their behalf, about which they can have no input. I have no doubt the UNHCR (via their Animal Rights Division) will soon become involved, so best to forestall international pariah status by acting quickly. I see no barriers to electing several canines to parliament, and any extra howling and barking will not be noticed. Candidates, having no disgraceful social media trails or multiple foreign citizenships to disbar their election, will sail through any pre-qualification interviews.

  4. cuckoo

    What if Rex the German Shepherd identifies as a bitch?

  5. cuckoo

    Anything in there about non-consensual leg-humping?

  6. Mark M

    Whoa! Wait. What?

    They have dogs?

    Pet dogs as bad for planet as driving 4x4s, book claims

    “Owners should consider doing without, downsizing or even eating their pets to help save the planet, according to a new book.”

    A medium-sized dog has the same impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a year, while a cat is equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/climatechange/6416683/Pet-dogs-as-bad-for-planet-as-driving-4x4s-book-claims.html

  7. Habib

    How could anyone possibly conclude that government has reached its use-by date? When such valid and essential items of public and national interest keep popping up, the cold, dead hand is essential to ensure compliance.

    I’d say stick a fork in it, but it’s so grossly inflated that rather than flying around making farty noises (which is what most politicians do as a matter of course), it’d explode like a MOAB stuffed with critical mass plutonium.

  8. Roger

    Avoid speed bumps when driving with their dog…

    By turning onto the footpath perhaps?

  9. Habib

    “Owners should consider doing without, downsizing or even eating their pets to help save the planet, according to a new book.”

    Wouldn’t it be far more effective to downsize* politicians, and eat hippies? Both are massive consumers of resources, and far worse emitters, both in volume and toxicity, than the entire province of Henan.

    *By using massive bombardment by gamma radiation to reduce them to constituent sub-atomic particles, a form where they’re least likely to produce further harm. A similar outcome could also be attained by packaging them and introducing the package to the Australia post sorting and delivery system, total disintegration would be assured by affixing “fragile” labels to the packages.

  10. candy

    People do some hideous things to their dogs. Just for one thing a lot of people just leave their dogs in the yard all day alone with no exercise, no walking ever, so it goes crazy with boredom. Leave their cat to fend for itself when they go on holidays so it starves and runs away and becomes a feral.

    Puppies and kittens nice, but adult pets – ignored and ill treated. It’s very sad. Humans can be awful.

  11. C.L.

    It’s not about the dogs.
    It’s about obedienceto the state. This is now how the Western world is ‘governed.’
    Leftist-run states keep thinking of more and more bizarre and humiliating things that citizens must do (if they don’t want to be arrested). It is about control.

  12. jupes

    To be fair McGowan is now walking back from this idiocy. He claims he hasn’t seen the guidelines and that they wouldn’t be enforceable if they were approved.

    Nevertheless the fact that there are people on the public teat with the time on their hands to think up this shit shows that it might just be time to start shrinking the government.

  13. twostix

    Dogs have become surrogate children and grandchildren to a great many people.

  14. Tom

    These people have gone completely insane.

    Time to choose: Vote Labor, get loony left fascist green communism. The only tension between Liars and Filth is competition for members — the madder they are, the more attractive they are to leftard zombies.

    And, with the media in the tank, they don’t even ease up on the crazy stuff at election time, as Peanut Head is showing.

    They only thing that will change the loony behaviour by the parties of the left is getting their brains kicked in at the ballot box.

  15. Habib

    Every hound we’ve ever had (and many visitors as well) has been far better treated than any human subject to the cursory care of the state. I neither need nor wish to fund hectoring by socialist knob pilots om how to be a decent person. I am, they never will be.

  16. Pyrmonter

    The desire to politicise and extend the state into all aspects of life has to be resisted for all the obvious (and a few not so obvious) reasons (Habib is right – the state is a rotten guardian – just ask generations of indigenous peoples) …

    which said, how dare people make light of mistreatment of dumb animals.

  17. stackja

    twostix
    #3003117, posted on May 3, 2019 at 11:07 am
    Dogs have become surrogate children and grandchildren to a great many people.

    When they age, off to the vet for a needle.

  18. a happy little debunker

    I am surprised they aren’t requiring owners to ask dogs for permission prior to petting or grooming.

    A lack of consent is now considered abuse, isn’t it?

  19. pbw

    You must all feel very smug with your faecetious remarks. Let me remind you that dogs were here before white men came. Dogs who just wanted a feed were killed ruthlessly by famers and drovers. And what about the dog-proof fence, eh? This is not to be taken as a dog-whistle.

  20. Justinian the Great

    Let us not forget the hideous barbarity of dog parks that foster a rape culture (indeed pack rape culture) and other sniffing and inappropriate behaviour. Perhaps Troy Buswell could consult on the required regulatory changes.

  21. cuckoo

    Something I’m seeing more and more of lately in Melbourne is idiots taking their dogs on public transport. Both bogans and middle-class ferals.

  22. Ubique

    A Minister for Pet Welfare needs to be appointed and a Department of Pet Welfare created. Think of the job creation opportunities for pet welfare inspectors and pet welfare policy officers.

  23. nb

    IainC #3003076, posted on May 3, 2019 at 10:16 am says:

    It’s clear dogs need their own representatives in parliament. They are currently disenfranchised, in terms of having laws made specifically about them on their behalf, about which they can have no input.

    Quite so. And it obviously follows that the voting age of all voters needs to be lowered to three years old to make this fair.

  24. Stimpson J. Cat

    Everyone should be concerned about potential Dog Grooming gangs in operation.

  25. nb

    C.L. #3003113, posted on May 3, 2019 at 11:01 am says:

    Leftist-run states keep thinking of more and more bizarre and humiliating things that citizens must do

    Arbitrary power is the only power worth having. Power subject to the confines of reason is hardly power at all.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why is there no policy on cats?
    Cat justice now!

  27. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    universal suffrage must include dogs!!

  28. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    universal suffrage must include cats and dogs!!

    fixed it for me

  29. RobK

    Everyone should be concerned about potential Dog Grooming gangs in operation.
    Too late. I’ve seen vans and trailers with “we come to you” written on the side.

  30. Robbo

    So the McGowan Government is dealing with the big issue in WA. All citizens of that State must be ever so grateful they elected that mob. When they have finished with making the life of dogs better will they then move on to cats? The wankers of the world have united and a good number of them have migrated to WA.

  31. Tel

    Keep regulating every aspect of life until the plebs capitulate!

  32. BrettW

    Are humans required to carry first aid kits when they go for a run ?

  33. LGS

    Avoid speed bumps when driving with their dog
    Extremely difficult to drive with a dog anywhere, when virtually every side and residential street off the main roads has speed bumps.
    Nanny state morons.

  34. Turnip

    I’m all for this if it means the forced removal of speed humps in my area.
    Won’t someone think of the puppies?

  35. None

    These are the same Nazi clowns who are going to push legislation to kill WA citizens.

  36. It’s clear dogs need their own representatives in parliament.

    Sure, why not.

    On the other hand, I’m not sure what the animal rights activists make of dogs having their own motorcycle licences.

  37. Pete of Perth

    What about land rights for gay whales?

  38. Seco

    A good dog is a dead dog.

  39. Perth Trader

    My new , new shame is being from WA. and admitting I watched ‘Red Dog’ the movie. I still dont know why Mcgowan is knick named ‘sneekers’.

  40. Iggie

    ‘Pets be restrained during transport to prevent distraction and risk of injury;
    Dogs not be tethered for a period exceeding two hours in 24 hours.’

    Does this mean you can only drive with a restrained dog in your car for two hours in a day?
    In WA, it will take quite a few days to get anywhere if you take your dog on holidays.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    Minimum size dimensions for doghouses and kennels;

    Proves it has been drafted by PETA or someone equally ignorant of animals.
    Dogs don’t like a McMansion kennel. They prefer the smallest size they can comfortably fit into.
    That is why they can often be found under chairs and tables as the cover above makes them feel secure.
    It is also why many dogs will instinctively walk close to a wall … it gives them cover from attack on at least one side.

  42. Leigh Lowe

    As for dogs in the car, that is a case-by-case thing.
    The best governance over that is usually the owner’s desire not to have dog vomit all over his seats.

  43. Shy Ted

    Doghouses and kennels may be retrofitted with solar panels. Apply for a subsidy at wa.gov.au/wastingyourtaxes

  44. Squirrel

    “The McGowan Government in Western Australia has developed a set of “draft standards and guidelines” to deal with the health and welfare of dogs.”

    This will be a great comfort to all the heavily mortgaged West Australians who find themselves in negative equity.

    Anyway, this is clearly very important stuff, so let’s rev up COAG and get together some working groups and commission lots of consultancies to develop national guidelines, and starting recruiting staff for the National Canine Health and Welfare Commission (only half joking).

  45. 2dogs

    Avoid speed bumps when driving with their dog

    No, we do not demand our humans to be required to drive cautiously.

    We demand our humans to drive at sufficient speed to get a good breeze past the car, and absolutely insist on the right to stick our heads out the window.

  46. PB

    I’m smelling the dead hand of the female human and her feelings in the drafting of this stupidity.

  47. rickw

    Whilst they think they’re tightening the imaginary noose around our neck, they actually tightening the real piano wire one around their own.

  48. Dr Fred Lenin

    When they create a massive government aparat with many thousands of pampered employees who naturally vote for their generous bosses , the employees have to justify their cushy jobs , so they find new things to regulate and police, its all about seeming to be gainfully employed seemkng is the new black to the leftoids .

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