Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Dog Cage Photo Sparks Outrage

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Coast NSW
    Posts
    516

    Default Dog Cage Photo Sparks Outrage

    Dog cage photo sparks outrage



    A photo of a dog cage attached to the back of a car in Melbourne has sparked outrage and caused the RSCPA to try and hunt down the driver.

    A photo of the modified vehicle was submitted to Melbourne radio station 3AW this morning and the animal welfare group launched an investigation minutes later.

    Despite causing outrage among people who saw the car driving around, police say the cage is not technically illegal and so there is little they can do about it.

    3AW listener Dennis Gambrellis said: "I couldn't believe my eyes. I actually had to slow down and get behind it once again to see if what I was actually looking at was true."

    "[The dog] tried to do a bit of a turn at one stage but he just couldn't move."

    The number plate is clearly visible in the photo and the RSPCA hopes this will assist them in their investigation.

    An RSPCA doctor said the cramped wire cage so close to the exhaust pipe is unsafe and cruel.

    "If a car rams the back of this vehicle with this cage, the cage will collapse and the dog will be dead," Dr Hugh Wirth told Nine News.
    How is that not illegal? They could at least get him for a Car defect.
    You can get defected for sticking your elbow out the window!
    Hope they at least talk some sense into the owner!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Moggill, Queensland
    Posts
    697

    Default

    Only problem I see with it is if someone crashes into the back of his car. If you notice, there's a baby on board sign in the back of the car. What if they have two or three young kids in the back? At least they're restraining the dog versus letting it jump around in the car (which could easily cause an accident).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    2,561

    Default

    The dog would be sucking in the fumes from the exhaust that is sitting a few centimetres away! How incredibly stupid of the owner to risk the health and life of the dog in such a way.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

  4. #4

    Default

    That is just disgusting.

    Leave the kids with a baby sitter if you need to take your dog somewhere, that is bloody dangerous.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Moggill, Queensland
    Posts
    697

    Default

    Is there really much difference between this and having an unrestrained dog in the back of a ute? No fumes, but the trays get very hot during the day, and very rarely have I seen a dog with shelter or a blanket. =/

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    2,561

    Default

    Having a dog unrestrained in a car, or ute, is also illegal and just as stupid.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

  7. #7

    Default

    I was discusted by this. The police say this isn't illegal but isn't cruelty to animals illegal. This is clearly a case of cruelty. This cage has obviously been Made for the dog. So it's not a one off "had to take dog to the vet thing" they must do this or plan to do this more than once. I own 2 big dogs and I know that a trip to the vet in the back of a Getz is difficult. But we make do. If they have kids like a previous post said leave them at home.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Moggill, Queensland
    Posts
    697

    Default

    I agree, but people still do it.

    I wasn't condoning what he's doing, just pointing out perhaps it's not as white and black like people make it out to be. People like to judge prematurely, jmo.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    353

    Default

    Unfortunately, there is no legislation against stupidity. Technically, the dog is restrained. I'd be pretty certain that the dog restraint laws do not specifically classify "inside" a sedan's cabin or "within" the tub or tray of a utility vehicle - hence why VicPol cannot pursue.

    RSPCA on the other hand, can go to town (and I hope they do), as this doglet is secured in a manner that causes cruelty and/or distress to the animal. The vacuum that is created at the back of the car while it is travelling creates a small, invisible cloud of carbon monoxide/dioxide (can't remember now which one), which is no small issue. Then there is the impact risk from vehicles behind the car.

    I am sitting here shaking my head at the boundless stupidity of the owners. To them, this is a case of "it's just the dog". *grrr*

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,388

    Default

    I wasn't really that horrified by it to be honest.

    I have seen specially made dog crates for tow bars before. And apart from the risk of impact from behind, I dont think they are a bad idea.

    Obviously, I had never considered the exhaust fume aspect before so that puts a different slant on it so probably not the best place for the dog but I certainly don't think it is cruelty. Perhaps some unconcious neglect in regards to the exhaust fumes but they usually shoot out behind the car when it is moving, not straight up the back.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •