Austria: woman colors her dog pink

A particularly noticeable case of animal cruelty was reported to us this week: A dog owner dyed the originally white fur of her protégé pink.
She had documented the “beautification measure” in detail in a series of pictures on her Facebook profile.

The animal welfare office was switched on!

The bizarre-looking photo of the tortured dog was leaked to the ““Krone” by a terrified animal lover. (Image:, Krone KREATIV)

“The woman should rather get a fashion doll. Abusing a living animal for such a senseless action is ethically and fortunately also unacceptable from a legal point of view, ” said Eva Persy, head of the animal welfare agency.
The identity of the lady could be found out.

There are fines of up to 15,000 euros.

Animal lovers horrified by posting on Facebook!

A small dog whose owner – with a broad grin – brushed it with hair dye and, after the deed was done, gave a kiss to the pink head of the “Barbie dog” for a selfie – the pictures caused horror among animal lovers.

“With such a procedure you not only put the animal under enormous stress, but you also endanger its health,” warns Eva Persy.

The chemicals contained in commercially available dyes can cause skin irritation and even severe burns – long-term damage cannot be ruled out.

Even natural colors are not necessarily free from side effects in dogs.
Due to the strange smell and appearance, the colored animal can also have problems communicating with other dogs.

The discoloration of skin, plumage, or fur for commercial or aesthetic reasons has been prohibited in Austria since the last amendment to the Animal Welfare Act in 2017.

Anyone who violates the dyeing ban can expect fines of up to 7,500 euros, in the event of repetition even up to 15,000 euros.

The case of the “Barbie dog” shows once again how much ignorance or even ignorance there is among some pet owners.

“It is, therefore, all the more important to inform people about their needs and the legal requirements before purchasing an animal”, emphasizes the head of the animal welfare office

And I mean…The newspaper describes this as a particularly noticeable case of animal cruelty.
Is it massive animal cruelty?
We could say it’s not direct, brutal animal cruelty like the ones we read every day.

And yet: even if he has not suffered…
like a pig by the heel
a monkey with electrodes on its head
a dog skinning alive in China …

it is exploitation, after all, even a bad one of its kind.

It’s one that degrades its entire existence to a toy, to an object that enables the owner to fish the desired likes on Facebook.
It’s not just stupid to paint an animal as a clown. It’s disrespectful!
It’s about the dignity and personality of the animal.

And if the animal itself cannot condemn this ridiculousness, so do those who fight for its rights and because they recognize and respect the right to its own physical and aesthetic integrity.

Even if it seems like a luxury problem compared to other crimes

regards and good night, Venus

The last look from the gas chamber

Pets are also gassed or poisoned in European countries.

Because people prefer to order and buy their pets like goods from the breeder.

Of course with the right of return if the buyer does not like the “goods” or it behaves differently than desired.

And the breeders are happy.

What an inferior creature must one be to buy a friend like a wardrobe …

And how cheap and decadent you have to be to believe you have to pay for the better animal because that’s the only way to get the right design object!

And then someone looks at the Doodles – Poodles – Labbis – Bulldogs and it horrifies him.

Breeders are slave owners and animal abusers, nothing else.
And they have thousands of animals on their conscience that die in gas chambers because people would rather throw their money in the breeder’s throat than save an animal from lethal injection or the gas chamber.

You can’t buy a friend, you have to deserve one.

My best regards to all, Venus

Spain will ban wolf hunting!

The State Commission for Natural Heritage of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge has proposed this Thursday, February 4, the inclusion of all existing wolf populations in Spain in the List of Wild Species in the Special Protection Regime, so it will automatically stop be considered a hunting species.

This implies that they cannot be hunted as soon as the new law takes effect.

The proposal has required a double vote because in the first a tie was reached. Finally, a simple majority, necessary to adopt the decision, has given the go-ahead, thereby homogenizing the status of wolf populations throughout the national territory.

Cantabria, Asturias, Castilla y León, and Galicia, all of them regions with wolf populations north of the Duero, have voted against the proposal, a position to which other autonomous communities governed by the PartidoPopular have joined.

In any case, the proposal has gone ahead with the favorable vote of the rest of the regions.

The inclusion of all Spanish wolf populations in the list of wild species in the special protection regime is based on the opinion of the Scientific Committee, which recommended their protection because it takes into account “their importance as a cultural and scientific heritage, as well as the environmental benefits resulting from the presence of this species in natural Ecosystems “.

“The fact that it is a key species for the functioning of ecosystems, that its area of ​​distribution includes territories of several autonomous communities and that the number of these has increased in recent times as well as the threats that affect the species they made a common approach to action necessary so that the management and conservation of the wolf are coherent throughout the Spanish territory, ensures its populations and long-term distribution and guarantees coexistence with man ”, they add.

The creation of a working group was proposed to develop a new strategy for the management and protection of the wolf in Spain. The objective of this document is to achieve the conservation, management, and restoration of viable populations of wolves as an integral part of Spanish ecosystems, ensuring coexistence with human activities in the areas where they live.

From AnimaNaturalis we hope that they will prohibit the hunting of these animals from now on, and do not wait for the new law to come into force, which will still take a few months to come into force.

We warmly welcome the decision.
All that remains now is the abolition of bullfighting!

My best regards to all, Venus