Daily Archives: December 11, 2014

“Dog-day DCC” —life’s a bitch

From the bulging file marked “Transparency”
Received from one of the What if? tribe, one HELL of a story!

Dog Rescue Dunedin (DRD) “has been told it must not speak about the Dunedin City Council without prior approval or it could lose access to condemned dogs at the pound”. Dan Hutchinson from The Star reports on the terms of a memorandum of understanding.

Muzzled | The Star 11.12.14 (page 3)
The Star 11.12.14 - Council vets Dog Rescue p3 [click to enlarge]

As sensitive as the situation is at ‘death row’, via the dog pound, DCC Comms is endeavouring to control and curb free speech. What an ugly precedent for those involved in animal welfare. The council has blemishes, perhaps DRD does too, there is every reason to air these publicly. We have to hope DRD has an astute pro bono solicitor available for the cause. May your season be jolly, Dogs – not expired.Holly and ribbon [4.bp.blogspot.com]
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