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Electric Shock Collars for Pets to Be Banned in England

first_imgAccording to a 2014 survey, 74% of the English population is in favor of the ban, while one third of recipients thought that there was already a ban in place. Scotland and Wales have both banned electric shock collars.RELATED: Instead of Seeing Fireworks on Fourth of July, 200 People Spent Their Holiday Comforting Shelter DogsDr. Rachel Casey, who is the director of canine behavior and research at animal welfare organization Dogs Trust, applauded the ban.“Scientific research has demonstrated that electronic devices which deliver an aversive stimulus have a negative impact on dog welfare, so this ban will have a major positive impact for dogs in the UK,” said Casey, according to the BBC.Containment fences, which use shock methods to prevent animals from leaving a certain area, are still legal based on evidence that they reportedly prevent up to 300,000 from being harmed in road and traffic related accidents. Be Sure And Share The Pawesome News With Your Friends – Representative photo by Emery Way, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe English government has just announced that they will be banning the use of electric shock collars on cats and dogs.Shock collars can deliver up to 6,000 volts of electricity, sometimes for as long as 11 seconds. Other collars can release noxious smelling chemicals as a means of dissuading pets from certain behaviors. Both of these devices have been shown to cause – and worsen – behavioral problems and anxiety in pets.Animal rights organizations that have been rallying for the ban encourage using positive-reward training techniques instead.last_img read more

Domestic violence evidence requirement removed

first_imgThe Law Society has welcomed the government’s decision to remove a time limit for evidence that will make it easier for domestic violence victims to qualify for legal aid.The Ministry of Justice confirmed that, after reviewing current evidence arrangements for accessing legal aid in private family cases, the current five-year time limit will be removed completely.The types of evidence that can be accepted will also be ‘significantly broadened’. In future, the ministry says evidence will be accepted from domestic violence support organisations, removing difficulties faced by victims in acquiring evidence.A Law Society spokesperson said: ‘Legal aid is a lifeline for those who have suffered abuse. It is often the only way someone can bring their case before the courts.‘Relaxing time and evidence restrictions so more victims of domestic violence can get legal aid for court hearings will be a welcome relief for many people. Today’s positive decision is the end result of work we and other organisations have been doing with the MoJ for many months.’The news was welcomed by campaigners who, with the support of Chancery Lane, fought rules introduced in April 2013 that required victims of domestic violence to provide a prescribed form of evidence to apply for family law legal aid.Some of the forms of evidence had been subject to a 24-month time limit, despite the fact that perpetrators may remain a lifelong threat.Last year the ministry relaxed the evidence requirement, more than doubling the original time limit.Rights of Women director Estelle du Boulay said the ministry’s announcement was a victory for women and common sense. Du Boulay said: ‘The current rules are so restrictive that they fail to assist a large number of victims – the majority of whom are women. Our evidence showed that up to 40% of women could not meet the requirements.‘It is important not to forget however that we and others warned of these problems before the new rules were introduced. We are hopeful that these changes signal a renewed commitment from government to address the broader landscape of domestic violence provision more proactively.’The ministry today also published the findings of its research into alleged perpetrators of abuse as litigants in person in private family law.Judges raised concerns that employing practices such as relaying questions to vulnerable witnesses on behalf of a litigant in person could lead to questions about their impartiality.Access to screens to separate the parties and video-links to enable evidence to be given from outside court were perceived as inadequate or inconsistent.The report suggests further training and guidance for the judiciary in managing such cases should be considered, ‘particularly in relation to exploring the potential for developing a more inquisitorial approach’.There is also scope for ‘closer collaboration’ by the court and judiciary with external organisations.A long-awaited prisons and courts bill published today states that the lord chancellor will end the cross-examination of domestic violence victims by their alleged abusive ex-partners in the family courts.Welcoming the change, the Society spokesperson said: ‘The family court process should help the truth come out, it should not provide a platform for a perpetrator to compound their abuse.‘In the family courts, the victim of abuse is a party to the case. They have to engage with the abuse throughout the proceedings and we think there is more work to be done to ensure that the protection for victims is adequate.‘We look forward to working with the government so that the new measures achieve the aim we all have of protecting victims of abuse.’last_img read more

Emmanuel Adebayor arrived to a hero’s welcome at Olimpia and will want to add the Copa Libertadores to his glittering CV

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Football player touch female referee s breast! WHEN Manchester City meet Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night, a striker who played for both clubs will be celebrating his 36th birthday on the either side of the Atlantic.Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Olimpia of Paraguay.Emmanuel Adebayor has found a new club with Paraguay’s OlimpiaCredit: ReutersFans are pinning their hopes on Adebayor delivering a Copa Libertadores titleCredit: AFP or licensorsHe was a hero in his new land before he had even kicked a ball.Paraguay is a relatively poor country with a population of 7 million which is entirely unused to having global stars on parade in its domestic league.The great Ferenc Puskas had a spell coaching in the country in the mid 80s, but to have a player of Adebayor’s CV in the local championship is a genuine novelty.He arrived in the country in the wee small hours a couple of weeks ago – and thousands had gone out to the airport to greet him.A WEEKEND DEBUTHe nearly became even more of a hero in his debut on Sunday.It was the day of Paraguay’s traditional big derby, Olimpia against Cerro Porteno.Still working on his fitness, Adebayor started the game on the bench.But at half-time his old Manchester City team-mate Roque Santa Cruz felt a twinge and was taken off as a precaution.On came the man from Togo in the No25 shirt.He looked to keep things simple, playing first time whenever he could.He won a number of flick-ons in the air, and in stoppage time, with the score at 1-1, he was just a few inches away from snatching the winner, glancing a cross from the right just wide of the near post.Over the weekend Adebayor made his debut for OlimpiaCredit: AFP or licensorsAdebayor won a few aerial duels for his new clubCredit: AFP or licensorsTogo legend Adebayor also showed some nice flicks during his cameo from the benchCredit: AFP or licensorsAll in all it was an encouraging start. True, it was disappointing not to win the historic local derby. But then Olimpia’s sights are set well beyond the frontiers of Paraguay.They have won the last four domestic titles. They want more. COPA LIBERTADORES GLORYNext week the group phase gets underway in the Copa Libertadores, South America’s version of the Champions League.Olimpia are serious players. They have won the trophy three times, though not since 2002.But they are always competitive, reaching the final in 2013 only to lose on penalties, and getting through to the last 16 in 2019.This year they are dreaming of going further. They hope to count on the traditional Paraguayan virtues of defensive resilience, with a back line organised by former Premier League centre back Antolin Alcaraz.Up front Santa Cruz, even at 38, has been in some of the best form of his long career.When he left Olimpia to join Bayern Munich back in 1999 the Germans truly believed they had signed a player destined for a place on the podium in the annual FIFA awards. Were it not for all those injuries, it may have happened.But fit and enjoying his football, he rolled back the years in the last few months of 2019.Adebayor will want to add a Copa Libertadores title to his glittering CVCredit: ReutersOlimpia are aiming to win their fourth Copa Libertadores title, which kicks off next weekCredit: AFP or licensorsA STRONG CONTENDERAnd now Olimpia have the option of pairing him with Adebayor or rotating them in the centre forward position.Others have come in, too. International winger Derlis Gonzalez should prove a good foil and supply line for the big guns.Argentine central midfielder Nico Domingo is adept at dictating play from deep.Olimpia’s group in the Libertadores looks straightforward enough. Santos of Brazil are operating on a low budget.Argentine debutants Defensa y Justicia sold so many players that their coach resigned. Ex-Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo has stepped in.And Ecuadorian champions Delfin are novices at the level.Olimpia, then, are entitled to aim high. Long after either Man City or Real Madrid have been eliminated, Emmanuel Adebayor will have his sights set on glory in a continental competition.In the Premier League Adebayor starred with Man City and ArsenalCredit: Getty Images – GettyThis week Adebayor will be turning 36 as he begins a new chapter in his illustrious careerCredit: ReutersEmmanuel Adebayor offered to Aston Villa on free transfer to ease attacking crisis after Wesley injury Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelscenter_img DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uklast_img read more