There is quite a lot of fear regarding the return of wolves to Germany, as you can see from the article's first paragraphs. The mayor of a small town in Saxony is constantly taking calls from "agitated citizens" phoning to report wolf sightings.
Every dog has his day. But apparently not in court. In a recent Swiss election, voters did not approve a referendum for animal representation in court. ??The referendum was apparently proposed by animal rights activists and would have given abused animals their fair representation in court, but was voted down by a 70% majority, possibly due to the costs of implementing the referendum.
I can easily imagine the impassioned speech an eloquent advocate would have given on behalf of the dogs in the Michael Vick case and can even envision an advocate fighting for the rights of the family dog in the case of inadequate care or a neglected dog.
The SUN, which is pretty much a tabloid and didn’t believe it; I’m still a little skeptical because you never know how much you can trust the Australian press (I’m joking), but when I read the story on the Australian Broadcasting Company's website I believed it a little more.