Please do not take dogs to carnival

I AM dismayed to see that people take their dogs to large town carnivals. Please do not take dogs to such events - the assault on their senses from scores of blindingly bright, identical, slow moving gigantic boom box floats, billowing noxious fumes, sea

I AM dismayed to see that people take their dogs to large town carnivals. Please do not take dogs to such events - the assault on their senses from scores of blindingly bright, identical, slow moving gigantic boom box floats, billowing noxious fumes, searing heat, and a cacophony of repetitive ear-damaging music must be excruciatingly painful in the extreme to uncomprehending creatures with highly-enhanced sensory perception. Dogs hear sound seven times louder than humans. Tethered to their human owners, they are unable to run away from this terrifying situation - it is cruel in the extreme, and absolutely unnecessary.Coincidentally, as a collector, it was interesting to see spectators' reactions to the two very different kinds of carnival entries: dazed indifference to the ostentatious mass-produced floats (where the brilliant performers were overwhelmed by technology) and the wow/aaah factor response to the smaller, beautifully crafted floats, costumes and performances of the highly individual, more traditional entries. This response was reflected in coin donations given, according to which exhibit I place myself alongside!GAIL WOOLFENDEN - AnimalWise: the Animal Information BureauHighcroft, Woolavington


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