[FONT size=6] Fat dog's owners on cruelty charge
[/FONT] Alan Hamilton
[FONT size=4] 11½ stone Labrador was unable to walk
Owners allegedly ignored vet's advice
[/FONT][FONT size=2][/FONT] Obesity has become such an issue of political incorrectness that two brothers appeared in court yesterday charged with allowing a dog to get too fat.
Rusty, a nine-year-old Labrador, may only have been doing what Labradors do, which is to eat everything in sight. But he ballooned to more than 11½ stone (161lb, 73kg), the ideal weight for a large-boned 6ft (1.82m) woman, but not a retriever, which should be chasing sticks and newly shot game.
[FONT size=2][/FONT] Rusty had trouble standing up, and after no more than five paces he had to sit down again, breathless. He looked, magistrates at Ely, Cambridgeshire, were told yesterday, more like a seal than a dog.
[/FONT][FONT color=#0000ff] [/U][/FONT][A href="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2476938,00.html"][FONT color=#0000ff]More of the above story here.[/U][/FONT][/A]
Hmm...Are we being to kind? Are we killing our pets with kindness? Should animal welfare organizations take owners to court , just for over feeding there pet?
I say people should and must get Prosecuted.
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This dog sure has problems./
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This is what a healthy Labrador should look like/