‘Dogs unfit as pets’

This music video is Snoop Dogg–Who Let The Dogs Out.

Translated from Belga news agency in Belgium:

Dogs unsuitable as pets’

21.09.12, 09:59

Dogs are not suitable as pets. Commissioned by Government Secretary Henk Bleker of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, the University of Wageningen after investigation has made a list of animals that are suitable to be kept as pets.

The investigation showed that dog owners had better exchange their present pets for mice, ferrets, squirrels, servals or for a hog deer. Eg, for a dog, just like with wolves, it is necessary to live in a pack. Also, these pets, so beloved by many humans, need lots of space. They really need a garden of almost 200 square meters.

Incidentally, the dog is not the only animal which did not make it to the pet list. Of all the existing 5500 mammal species, some 5,492 are unsuitable. So says Dutch daily De Telegraaf today, basing itself on the scientific research.

4 thoughts on “‘Dogs unfit as pets’

  1. Killer squirrel pack guts dog
    Russian tree rat horror

    By Lester Haines • Get more from this author

    Posted in Bootnotes, 5th December 2005 12:25 GMT

    A pack of Russian black squirrels is reported to have piled into a dog mob-handed, bitten it to death and then eviscerated the unfortunate animal after it ill-advisedly barked at them, the BBC reports.

    That, at least, is according to journo Anastasia Trubitsina who told Komsomolskaya Pravda: “They literally gutted the dog,” before adding that the canicidal tree rats scattered when they caught sight of some people. Chillingly, according to the three witnesses to the outrage, some were “carrying bits of flesh”.

    Locals in the town of Lazo attribute the savagery to a lack of pine cones. One said: “The little beasts are agitated because they have nothing to eat.”

    Scientists are unconvinced. Mikhail Tiyunov dismissed the claim as “absurd”, with: “If it really happened, things must be pretty bad in our forests.” ®


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