Joanna Osborne on this year’s Dog Show, the dog-centric art show in Brighton
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
2w ago
Every year, artist and designer Joanna Osborne opens her beautiful home in Brighton to art and dog lovers. She writes for Wunderdog about what her show represents and how far it has come   Every other year, I organise The Dog Show, exhibiting over 200 pieces of dog art by about 14 artists. The show grew out of my long-term friendship with Sally Muir and our mutual love of dogs, a constant throughout our lives. She and I have been partners in our knitwear business for over 40 years. Dogs were the inspiration for our series of knitting books, Best in Show; now Sally has become a successful ..read more
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UK Vet prices investigated by Vet Help Direct
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
2w ago
Dr David Harris BVSc PGCert FHEA MRCVS is a vet and head of veterinary content at VetHelpDirect.com, and is in charge of the website’s UK Vet Price Comparison service, part of the Vet Practice Directory. VetHelpDirect also allows pet guardians to leave a review of any UK veterinary practice, and provides information and symptom guides to help guardians decide when a vet visit is necessary   If you’ve been paying attention to the news recently, you’ll be aware that the big animal story on Tuesday was the long-awaited publication of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) report into v ..read more
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The Dog Manifesto: a new political campaign to improve the lives of dogs in the UK (press release)
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
1M ago
We’ve done it! We launched The Dog Manifesto from issue 8 as a standalone website and podcast. This is our press release   April 11, 2024, London. Wunderdog, the independent magazine for rescue dogs and their people, today launches The Dog Manifesto podcast. The Dog Manifesto is a campaign to improve the lives of dogs in the UK. It combines existing demands with new ideas for a better human-canine relationship. Split into two sections – protect all dogs and regulate the humans – the manifesto is evolving to build a strong case for a coordinated government policy to tackle the many issues ..read more
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On the mess of the XL bully and how we can get out this
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
1M ago
I haven’t written much about the XL bully ban. I wrote on it in the latest issue of Wunderdog, about how it’s jolly convenient to bash a dog breed while the NHS crumbles, Brexit is a certified disaster, the economy is stagnating, and immigration sky-high despite all the rhetoric to the contrary. In a way, the XL bully has become another refugee – a voiceless red herring to distract from the real issues the UK faces.    I put a much-shared post on Instagram calling the Tories the real XL bullies. I stand by it. The rushed ban of a type of dog – not even a definable breed – was a kneej ..read more
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The end of the dog meat trade in South Korea: HSI’s Wendy Higgins on this historic victory
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
4M ago
This week, the South Korean parliament passed a bill to phase out the dog meat trade by 2027, which presents a monumental victory for animal rights groups that have worked to end this barbaric trade. Humane Society International began campaigning to end the dog meat trade in South Korea in 2015, and director of international media Wendy Higgins was there from the start. She writes for Wunderdog about what this week’s announcement means to her   There are so many different emotions I feel about the dog meat industry in South Korea. Disgust and sadness, obviously. I’ve been to factory farms ..read more
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Issue 8 of Wunderdog Magazine is out: have a look what’s inside
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
5M ago
This one sure took a long time to make, but I am very proud to introduce my eighth child. On the cover is Santos, an elderly podenco who was rescued by Hope For Podencos in Spain. He is stroked by the charity’s founder, Steve Allen, and the pair were photographed by An Di Prima.   Di Prima actually won the documentary category at the International Dog Photography competition for this image. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing this beautiful portrait of kindness with us!     Di Prima also wrote a personal story for us, in which the Belgian charts how she fell in love with ..read more
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Ricky Gervais donates nearly £2 million to 11 animal charities, helping dogs, cats, bears, rhinos and monkeys
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
6M ago
Long known as the patron saint of animals, comedian Ricky Gervais has donated £1.91m to 11 animal charities.   Gervais just finished his latest stand-up tour Armageddon, which has netted £26.4m. His gig at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, in May, alone took £1.4m – enough to get Gervais into the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest gross taking for a single stand-up performance. He raised the money for animal charities by selling platinum tickets for the tour.   Armageddon has also been filmed for Netflix and will be shown from 25 December.   All Dogs Matter in issue ..read more
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“A dream come true”: South Korea to ban dog-meat trade by 2027
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
6M ago
They did it: a campaign group that includes Humane Society International/South Korea have reached their campaign goal to end the dog-meat trade in the country.   “At a meeting in Seoul today between the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, representatives of the ruling Peoples Power Party and Korean animal groups including Humane Society International/Korea, a government bill was confirmed with a three-year phase out period once legislation is passed, meaning the ban would come into effect in 2027,” the NGO announced on 17 November.     The Korean government plans ..read more
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10 dog rescue charities that could use a donation from you this Giving Tuesday
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
6M ago
Hate to brag, but Wunderdog really knows dog rescue organisations inside out. We’ve featured them on our covers, on our pages and on our website. So, when we recommend donating to these amazing charities, you can do so with confidence. Credit cards at the ready!   Wild at Heart Foundation Our issue 1 cover star may have stopped adopting out dogs for the time being, but the London-based charity continues to support more than a dozen global dog rescues and projects, including in India, Mexico, Romania and South Korea. With sterilisation programmes and education at its heart, the foundation ..read more
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Our Christmas Gift Guide for new dogs, old dogs, playful dogs, couch hogs and more
Wunderdog Magazine
by Nina May
6M ago
New dog? Old dog? Playful dog? Couch hog? We got you covered. Wunderdog has over the past few months built up a veritable little gift emporium, and we cannot stress how much all of these products have been tried, tasted and tested by our two rescue dogs. We’re donating 10% of the magazine’s cover price to the charity associate with the cover, and most of our brands donate and advocate for rescue dogs, too. So, shop with confidence!   Gifts for playful chaos pilots– like Wunderdog social editor Goldie Goldie … fool of my heart, love of my life. But she sure is a silly moo, even if she ..read more
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