Dogpaddling Through Life

Welcome to another edition of Hisses and Purrs, where we run down the good, and not-so-good, news about the state of animal welfare around the world.

As always, Hissy Fit Jones starts us off with some news that makes even me hiss!

Hisses to the as-yet unknown individuals responsible for the death of over 400 amphibians and reptiles, many of which were endangered species. The dead were discovered among living animals in a crate at Tambo International Airport in South Africa. The crate originated from Madagascar and was headed to the US, where the animals were to be sold as exotic pets.

Hisses to government officials of Sochi for authorizing the killing of stray dogs and cats in the city ahead of the Olympics. Seems Sochi has ignored its stray problem before now, but has offered money for the killing of up to 2000 strays. One man who claimed to be…

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