Chris Marshall The Stuff That Makes Up My Life!

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Stop Banning Pit Bull Terriers

The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 was rushed legislation and an overreaction to a transient public mood following a number of high–profile dog attacks. Under this discriminatory act, Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) prohibits the ownership...

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Galgo Abuse In Spain

Dear Chris, When I first saw this photo I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I thought, “How did those two get stuck in that strange space?” And then I realized, “They aren’t stuck....

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Happy Anniversary Fleur

Five (5) years ago today Sands and I were in the bar (no huge surprise there) when she got got a phone call about two abandoned kittens, one dead, one severely injured. Off she...

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Happy Anniversary Dusky

Four (4) years ago today Sands and I took a somewhat rare walk along the beach. We regularly ran and cycled along the beach back in those days, but generally on the morning and...

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Save Tigers From Deadly Wire Traps

Tigers are beautiful, majestic, and graceful. They’re also predators. In an effort to keep tigers away from their livestock, farmers in West Sumatra are setting wire traps that snare, wound, and kill tigers. Instead...

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Garmin Forerunner 225

I suspect the Garmin Forerunner 225 is going to be my next bit of technology when it becomes available mid July. I have been using (on and off) the Garmin Vivosmart since the beginning...

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Happy Birthday Kasper

This little fella is three (3) years old today, and three great years they have been for him and us. We got him when he was just weeks old (left tied by a piece...

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Urge the EU to Ban Cruel Fox Hunting

Hunting foxes with hounds is a cruel and barbaric “sport”, which causes distress to the dogs and foxes. In addition to terrifying shy foxes, the hunts result in the deaths of thousands of dogs...

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Stop the Hamster Fight Club!

A university in the US is reportedly holding American government–funded hamster fights — injecting some animals with steroids, cocaine, or other aggression–promoting drugs and pitting them against non–drugged hamsters. Sign the petition to stop...