Category Archives: Legislation

From Schism to Synergy

It was 1995. I had joined a company as Group Financial Manager after consulting to them for several months, and it was beginning to dawn on me what a huge challenge I had taken on. The company was in trouble,

Joburg Pet Limit By-Laws: Counter-Productive and Superfluous

I was asked to assist a welfare organisation and this was my response to Joburg Council, who insisted that the organisation in question obtain a permit as ‘kennels’ or reduce their current dogs from 14 to 4: The original complaint

Mandatory Sterilisation: It’s not Magic

The Companion Animal Population Control Imperative Many years ago, I read an outstanding book about the nature of cures in medicine, entitled ‘Beyond the Magic Bullet’, in which Bernard Dixon showed that the notion of a single remedy for a


        The events of last week, where a post, including pictures, presented a purportedly damning case against an animal shelter and it’s proprietor, made me reflect on posts of this nature, their legitimacy, and their effects. It

Mangaung By-Laws Comments

        In response to the draft by-laws for Mangaung, the following comments/suggestions were made by a DA councillor. I do wish politicians would consult with those who have some knowledge of the variables, I came across this

Ban Animal Trading: Update

(BAT sent this update via email and I thought I would feature it since many of you will not be aware of what they are doing. More updates next newsletter about their assistance with the Fireworks Banning Initiative) The month

Beyond the Band-Aid

(I first wrote this in Feb 2012. I have added some information And modified it a little, but it is still valid.)   Solving the Companion Animal Welfare Crisis “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to

More Animals than Homes…

“There are more animals than homes”, goes the standard lament from animal welfare workers, a condition of the status quo in South Africa that is used by some to justify euthanasia of the excess, like unwanted commodities. The fact is,