Puppy Business – Joli Jaunter http://jolijaunter.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:03:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jolijaunter.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Puppy Business – Joli Jaunter http://jolijaunter.com/ 32 32 Calgary documentary shows how Alberta eradicated the hated rat https://jolijaunter.com/calgary-documentary-shows-how-alberta-eradicated-the-hated-rat/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:19:52 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/calgary-documentary-shows-how-alberta-eradicated-the-hated-rat/ Breadcrumb Links local arts Alberta Agriculture Rat and Pest Specialist Karen Wickerson in a scene from Calgary filmmaker Ted Stenson’s documentary Living Without Menace, which will be screened as part of CUFF Docs. Photo by Sarah Koury /.jpg Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on […]]]>

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Of all the weird and wonderful facts and stories in Calgary filmmaker Ted Stenson’s documentary Living Without Menace, perhaps the most intriguing is the curious case of Napoleon Poulin.

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He was the founder of Poulin’s Pest Control and known as “Manitoba’s Pied Piper”. He also played a key role in the eradication of rats in Alberta. In 1946, the businessman devoted himself full-time to pest control. But it wasn’t just a business decision. He was actually driven by a fierce hatred of rodents. Living Without Menace traces this obsession back to his childhood in rural Manitoba in the early 1900s. Young Napoleon suffered a childhood tragedy that would shape his life. His parents would not allow him to have a puppy, but Napoleon kept one hidden in a grain shed. Somehow this poor pup was killed by rats, leading Napoleon to have a lifelong vendetta against them.

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In the film, Stenson interviews Napoleon Poulin’s grandson, Lincoln Poulin, who now owns his grandfather’s still thriving business. Napoleon’s “passion” for eradication ran so deep that he bred live rats and experimented on them to discover the most effective way to kill them.

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“This guy’s story is pretty amazing,” says Stenson, whose film will screen as part of CUFF Docs on Nov. 26. “I wanted to include stuff about the Poulins because they were really important in setting up and establishing this program. But the fact that Napoleon Poulin had this intense hatred of rats because they killed his puppy was unbelievable.

It’s just one chapter in Stenson’s first stranger-than-fiction documentary about how Alberta became the only inhabited part of Earth that can claim to be rat-free, all thanks to an aggressive but finely crafted campaign. settled that dates back 72 years and has become the envy of other jurisdictions around the world. The film not only examines the province’s efforts to keep Alberta rat-free, but also what other countries are doing. This includes New Zealand’s efforts to make the country rat-free by 2050, which includes the use of ethically complicated high-tech methods such as artificial intelligence and even genetic modification.

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But the film focuses primarily on Alberta and shows how rats became public enemy #1. The documentary delves into the story of this highly intelligent and adaptable rat, showing how it originally arrived in Europe from northern China and Mongolia by hitchhiking. the silk route before heading to the new world by infiltrating the ships of countries seeking to expand their empires. All of this makes the rat infestation a fairly symbolically rich by-product of colonialism. In the 20th century, rats were everywhere as part of what has been called “ecological imperialism”. On the Canadian prairies, however, the slow pace of colonization meant that rats were slower to settle. They didn’t reach Alberta overland until 1950. That’s when a colony of rats was discovered in Alsask, Saskatchewan, near the Alberta border.

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This kickstarted what would become a zero tolerance policy in Alberta that is still in effect and enforced by our so called “Rat Patrol”. At the time, the province was still dependent on agriculture, which pitted these highly adaptable rodents against the Alberta government as the villains of the economy. The rats were declared pests and became the focus of a public education program aimed at convincing Albertans of their vile nature and threat to economic well-being.

Although the film doesn’t go so far as to offer defenders of rats, Stenson talks to some pundits about how hatred towards them so quickly crept into our public consciousness and remains to this day, even though most of Albertans have probably never seen a rat in their province. Throughout the documentary, Stenson uses American films from the 1940s and 1950s that he discovered about the rat menace to show how the argument was shaped using tactics very similar to those in Alberta at the era. They take on the same tone as propaganda films about our enemies during World War II.

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“This natural horror of rats is as old as man himself…” exclaims a voice of God narrator in one of the many seemingly exaggerated anti-rat propaganda films the US government has produced .

“What was so great was that a lot of them were from the ’40s and ’50s, so they had the same kind of rhetoric from the same period as when the Rat Patrol started,” Stenson explains. “It was amazing. One of the movies is from 1942 and it’s in the middle of a war and they say ‘We’re at war with man but we’re also at war with rat.’ It was perfect because it really matched the same tone that Alberta was using.

This is not to say that Stenson’s film argues that Alberta was irrelevant in eradicating rats. Some of the stats in the movie are staggering. Rats are thought to be responsible for destroying a third of the world’s food supply every year. They cause $15 billion in crop damage in the United States alone.

“Alberta was really smart if you look at it from an economic perspective,” Stenson says. “The amount of money that Alberta spends, which isn’t a lot – maybe $250,000 a year – the savings are probably in the millions and millions of dollars. So it was really smart at that level and lucky that they were able to intervene at that time.

Living Without Threat will screen November 26 at 2:25 p.m. as part of CUFF Docs.

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Better Business Bureau warns of pet scams using stolen puppy photos on social media https://jolijaunter.com/better-business-bureau-warns-of-pet-scams-using-stolen-puppy-photos-on-social-media/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 03:17:36 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/better-business-bureau-warns-of-pet-scams-using-stolen-puppy-photos-on-social-media/ CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) — Hoping to cuddle a new dog or cat over the holidays? The Better Business Bureau reports that more than one in three complaints reported to its scam tracker relate to the sale of pets. Most of them involve online scammers. “You are such a good girl,” Daphne Wilson said as she […]]]>

CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) — Hoping to cuddle a new dog or cat over the holidays? The Better Business Bureau reports that more than one in three complaints reported to its scam tracker relate to the sale of pets. Most of them involve online scammers.

“You are such a good girl,” Daphne Wilson said as she cuddled her miniature dachshund, Nala.

She wanted to surprise her son Brandon with a dog of his own.

“We found one who just told us his name and we were like, ‘Okay, that’s the one,'” she said.

Wilson found the animal on an online pet store. She sent in her 50% deposit and waited for the pup to arrive at Oakland International Airport.

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“So I was waiting. Now I was waiting for the plane. And I was looking around and then the plane never showed up,” Wilson recalled.

Alma Galvan is with the Better Business Bureau.

She says consumers are often drawn to cute pictures of puppies stolen from someone online.

“A lot of the scam websites we see use really good attractive photos. Obviously, we all get hot and confused and sad when we see a real cute puppy,” Galvan said.

Judy Neuhaus found her corgi Abby on an auction site.

VIDEO: Local pet store caught in the middle of an alleged puppy fraud ring

This intrigued her because Abby had been euthanized following a battle with cancer.

She thinks someone stole Abby’s photos from her Facebook page.

“It’s demeaning to show my beautiful pregnant dog on a hill to someone to scam people out of money,” Neuhaus said angrily.

The scam does not stop there.

The BBB says scammers will require a large initial deposit.

MORE: Families remember pets lost amid renewed calls for dog training industry regulation

Wilson says the people who sold him a puppy demanded extra money for a special crate and other fees.

18 months later, she still hasn’t received her puppy.

“It keeps coming and going because people want this pup so badly,” Galvan explained.

Luckily for Wilson, she understood and didn’t pay the extra fee, but she never received a refund on her deposit.

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Law roundup: Mobile home a complete loss after a fire https://jolijaunter.com/law-roundup-mobile-home-a-complete-loss-after-a-fire/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 07:03:36 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/law-roundup-mobile-home-a-complete-loss-after-a-fire/ A mobile home on Hockaday Lane in Lakeside was destroyed in a fire on Sunday evening. Somers-Lakeside Fire Department was dispatched to the scene around 9 p.m. The fire started in a fireplace in the living room and spread to the ceiling, according to Somers-Lakeside Deputy Fire Chief Robert Kienas. People inside the house were […]]]>


A mobile home on Hockaday Lane in Lakeside was destroyed in a fire on Sunday evening.

Somers-Lakeside Fire Department was dispatched to the scene around 9 p.m.

The fire started in a fireplace in the living room and spread to the ceiling, according to Somers-Lakeside Deputy Fire Chief Robert Kienas. People inside the house were able to evacuate and suffered no injuries, he said.

A man reportedly spotted someone riding a stolen bike outside his house.

A youth reportedly left what looked like a small pill bottle and a file with a snake on it in a parking lot and wanted the Kalispell Police Department to check it. The bottle appeared to officers as a geocache.

A burglary was reported in a business where an alarm went off. A window was found smashed at the scene and someone was seen jumping over a fence and running behind the compound. Officers arrested a man and evacuated the building. Inside, several crates were found broken and products missing.

An old black truck would have been driving at 160 km/h in the wrong direction.

Someone allegedly untied a Belgian Malinois puppy because they thought it had been abandoned in place and thought it looked neglected. After her rescue, the dog started following them. Animal control took the dog, who was wearing an untagged collar, to the shelter.

People in a motorhome and a sedan reportedly shouted and exchanged “some pretty heated words”. Someone told officers the incident involved an angry neighbor and no disturbance occurred.

Four people are said to have been hanging out in an alley behind the church where needles were lying on the ground and someone wanted them moved and the rubbish picked up. The agents moved the group forward.

A woman took some kind of drug, possibly using a dab pen, and was shaking, vomiting, and having difficulty breathing.

A customer was concerned that a man who yelled at nothing outside a store would make women uncomfortable. Officers made contact with the man who said he was ‘twitching’ and ‘out there’.

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Global Pet Insect Repellent Market Report 2022 to 2027: North America Leads the Market – ResearchAndMarkets.com https://jolijaunter.com/global-pet-insect-repellent-market-report-2022-to-2027-north-america-leads-the-market-researchandmarkets-com/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/global-pet-insect-repellent-market-report-2022-to-2027-north-america-leads-the-market-researchandmarkets-com/ DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Pet Insect Repellent Market-Growth, Trends, Impact of COVID-19, and Forecast (2022-2027)” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global pet insect repellent market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period (2022-2027). Companies cited Merck and Co Inc. Elanco Animal Health Incorporated Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH […]]]>

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Pet Insect Repellent Market-Growth, Trends, Impact of COVID-19, and Forecast (2022-2027)” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The global pet insect repellent market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

Companies cited

  • Merck and Co Inc.

  • Elanco Animal Health Incorporated

  • Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH

  • Vibrac

  • The Hartz Mountain Corporation

  • Tianjin Ringpu Biotechnology

  • Zoetis Inc.

  • Central garden and pet

Main market trends

Increased focus and spending on pet health

The pet insect repellent market is benefiting immensely, due to the increase in animal health expenditure per capita. For example, according to the American Pet Product Association (APPA), dog owners in the United States spent an average of $1,880 per dog over the previous 12 months, which includes pet food, treats, toys, vitamins, grooming, visits to veterinary services and dog walking / kennel. Cat owners over the same period spent an average of US$902 per feline.

Out of all of them, vet bills are usually the costliest segment of the budget for owning a pet, and the lack of access can be prohibitive for many people.

What’s more, in the last ten years, US spending on pets has more than doubled. For example, in 2010, the total money spent on pets was approximately $45.53 billion. Over the next decade, that spending multiplied to $103.6 billion a year. The largest annual increase occurred between 2017 and 2018, when spending rapidly jumped from $69.51 billion to $90.5 billion, a growth of 30%.

Similarly, in Canada, according to the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), the annual cost of caring for a puppy was CAD 3,242. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the 13 years from 2004 to 2016, seven new germs spread by the bite of an infected tick have been discovered in the United States alone. These germs can also infect humans, alongside dogs, and cause zoonotic diseases. As the prevalence of various diseases in pets increases, the demand for diagnostic imaging procedures and supplements to prevent disease is increasing across the country.

North America dominates the market

North America is the leading market for pet insect repellents, occupying around 43.5% of the total market in 2021. The United States ranks first in overall pet population in the world. According to APPA’s 2021-2022 National Pet Ownership Survey, 70% of U.S. households own a pet, up from 67% in the 2019-2020 survey. In fact, 14% of total respondents got a new pet during the pandemic. Additionally, spending on pets has increased over the past year in the country, with 35% of pet owners spending more on their pets/pet supplies, including food, pet products wellness related and other pet care items including insect repellents which is expected to lead the market in the country.

The incidence of insect attacks on pets in the country, for example, in 2020 an aggressive swarm of bees fatally attacked three dogs in Arizona, will lead to increased demand for insect repellents to protect and ensure pet welfare.

Also, in Canada, many products on the market claim to protect against insect bites. Only those that have been approved by the government for their safety and effectiveness are allowed for use in the country. In Canada, West Nile virus and Lyme disease are health concerns for pets. Medically formulated insect repellents are prevalent in the country.

For example, Mozi-Q, a homeopathic formulation made by Xerion Dispensary, a manufacturing company based in Calgary, Alberta, has brought to market a Canadian-made insect repellent that provides safe and natural solutions to everyday pet problems. . Thus, increasing number of pet owners and spread of insect-borne diseases among pets is expected to drive the demand for pet insect repellents during the forecast period.

Main topics covered:

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Study assumptions and market definition

1.2 Scope of the study

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

4 MARKET DYNAMICS

4.1 Market Overview

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Constraints

4.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.4.1 Threat of new entrants

4.4.2 Bargaining power of buyers/consumers

4.4.3 Bargaining power of suppliers

4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5 MARKET SEGMENTATION

5.1 Type of pet

5.2 Type of insect

5.3 End User/Application

5.4 Geography

6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

6.2 Market Share Analysis

6.3 Company Profiles

7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

8 IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/xj8pdp

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Businesses and customers soak up Ottawa’s very long patio season https://jolijaunter.com/businesses-and-customers-soak-up-ottawas-very-long-patio-season/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/businesses-and-customers-soak-up-ottawas-very-long-patio-season/ With record temperatures in Ottawa and COVID-19 trends still high, it’s no surprise Ottawa patios were buzzing this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, temperatures reached 23°C, making it the hottest November 5 on record in the nation’s capital. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Derek Lucas, decided to enjoy the warm weather with a pint on […]]]>

With record temperatures in Ottawa and COVID-19 trends still high, it’s no surprise Ottawa patios were buzzing this weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, temperatures reached 23°C, making it the hottest November 5 on record in the nation’s capital.

Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Derek Lucas, decided to enjoy the warm weather with a pint on the terrace of the Deacon Brodies Pub on Elgin Street.

“There’s nothing better than being on a terrace, having a beer and hanging out with friends in, you know, shorts and a t-shirt in November,” he told CBC.

“Right now, we’re really enjoying this positive energy.”

The weekly average level of coronavirus in Ottawa’s sewage is high but stable, and Ottawa’s medical officer of health is urging people to wear masks in indoor and crowded areas.

So for those who wear masks indoors, an extended patio season could be good news, Lucas said.

“It’s great to be outside, where you don’t necessarily need a mask if you don’t want to.”

Simon Arbuthnot enjoys a pint of beer with his pup on Saturday afternoon at Beyond the Pale Brewing Company. (Rachelle Elsiufi/CBC News)

Perfect weather for “just hanging out”

Lucas wasn’t the only one thinking about going to a terrace on Saturday afternoon. Simon Arbuthnot has also decided to postpone his “winter chores” until next week and enjoy a beer in the sun.

“I don’t remember November weather like this,” he said.

“We thought time [is] really nice. Why not just go out and go for a walk, sit on the patio, have a drink and a bite to eat and just hang out?”

While freezing temperatures could still be weeks away, Arbuthnot is already hoping winter terraces will make a comeback this year.

They started arise more frequently when Ottawa entered the COVID-19 lockdown last winter, allowing businesses to stay open and also comply with now-lifted pandemic restrictions.

“Thanks to COVID, we enjoyed coming here and packing and putting on our ski gear and sitting on the patio,” Arbuthnot said.

“So maybe we’ll do the same thing again this year, I don’t know!”

Ken Goodhue, one of the owners of Deacon Brodies, said he couldn’t remember the last time November had been this hot – and it’s been great for the results at his Elgin Street pub. (Rachelle Elsiufi/CBC News)

Good for business too

The warm weather has also caused the City of Ottawa to extend permits for temporary patios on sidewalks and other rights-of-way until November 13. They were to end on October 31.

“We have Mayor Jim Watson to thank for his efforts on our behalf,” said Deacon Brodies co-owner Ken Goodhue.

“Not only did he waive the cost of the patio on city property, but this rebuilding of Elgin Street made a huge difference.”

There were a lot of people inside the pub and on the terrace on Friday night, Goodhue said. He said he couldn’t remember the last time a November had started with such pleasant weather.

“And I’m 76, so I go way back,” he said. “It’s so unexpected [so] you have to enjoy it while it lasts.”

Rob McIsaac of Beyond the Pale Brewing Company also says the weather has been great for business, with their patio helping them through recent ceiling repairs. (Rachelle Elsiufi/CBC News)

At Beyond the Pale Brewing Company, co-owner Rob McIsaac said October and November are usually tougher months – and the unusual weather has proven to be good for business.

It has also helped the brewery continue during recent renovations, he added.

“We were doing ceiling soundproofing last week, so we were only open outside. And the weather cooperated,” McIsaac said.

“So we ended up saving a decent amount of money.”

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Trainable dogs 2022: Here are the 10 affectionate dog breeds that are easy to train without obedience lessons – including the Labrador 🐶 https://jolijaunter.com/trainable-dogs-2022-here-are-the-10-affectionate-dog-breeds-that-are-easy-to-train-without-obedience-lessons-including-the-labrador-%f0%9f%90%b6/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:57:33 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/trainable-dogs-2022-here-are-the-10-affectionate-dog-breeds-that-are-easy-to-train-without-obedience-lessons-including-the-labrador-%f0%9f%90%b6/ If you’re thinking about adopting a new puppy during the global pandemic, you’re not alone – the Kennel Club says the number of people welcoming new dogs into their homes over the past two years has skyrocketed. But choosing the right breed is absolutely essential – for example opting for a small dog if you […]]]>

If you’re thinking about adopting a new puppy during the global pandemic, you’re not alone – the Kennel Club says the number of people welcoming new dogs into their homes over the past two years has skyrocketed.

But choosing the right breed is absolutely essential – for example opting for a small dog if you don’t have much space at home, or a hypoallergenic dog if you suffer from allergies.

Another thing to consider is that some breeds are much harder to train than others – from heel walking to potty training.

So if you don’t want the added expense of dog training classes, or you’re a new dog owner who’s nervous about the process, there are several dogs worth placing on top. from your wish list.

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Australian pet shelters have dropped pet spike, designer dogs are linked https://jolijaunter.com/australian-pet-shelters-have-dropped-pet-spike-designer-dogs-are-linked/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 05:14:53 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/australian-pet-shelters-have-dropped-pet-spike-designer-dogs-are-linked/ As some Australian pet shelters reach a breaking point, the online business of designer dogs is booming. But animal welfare advocates say the trade is putting pressure on shelters and foster families are already at breaking point. On Wednesday, news.com.au reported on the spike in abandoned pets in Australian shelters. Some Sydney suppliers have reported […]]]>

As some Australian pet shelters reach a breaking point, the online business of designer dogs is booming.

But animal welfare advocates say the trade is putting pressure on shelters and foster families are already at breaking point.

On Wednesday, news.com.au reported on the spike in abandoned pets in Australian shelters.

Some Sydney suppliers have reported a massive spike in abandoned pets, triggered by post-Covid pet regret. They said many people who gave up their animals to organizations were unprepared for the impact the animals would have on their post-lockdown lifestyle.

According to Four Paws Australia, puppy breeding and the “designer dog” market have also played a role as the business continues to boom.

“This is a very worrying trend, particularly when coupled with the fact that it has become increasingly common for Australians to buy pets online through classified sites and via social media, especially breeds considered “designer” animals that attract high dollar value. said Four Paws National Director Rebecca Linigen.

“With thousands of animals advertised online every day, this is a major industry with little or no animal welfare regulation.

“Not only does the puppy trade carry high risks to animal welfare, it also carries risks that new owners do not foresee.”

Ms Linigen said these sales were often associated with high veterinary bills for persistent medical conditions and sometimes expensive behavioral therapy due to “puppy farm” conditions.

This, coupled with the high cost of living and mass migration back to work after Covid, only adds to the surge in abandoned pets.

“New owners, who are often unaware of the circumstances in which their new puppy was raised, have to suffer alongside their dog,” she said.

“Witnessing the animal’s struggle due to the health implications of animal husbandry practices, as well as high veterinary bills, to make pets’ lives a little more comfortable can take its toll on owners.

“People who spent thousands of dollars buying a puppy are now facing ongoing vet bills due to poor animal health, due to their breeding conditions.

“While animal shelters and pounds are full of unwanted, abandoned and rejected animals, the unwavering demand for designer puppies and dogs ensures that puppy farms are always in business.”

And breeding operations can be atrocious.

In May, a New South Wales father and daughter who pleaded guilty to 18 animal cruelty offenses were allowed to continue operating one of the state’s largest livestock operations, despite the death of one of their dogs in horrific circumstances.

Michael Flanagan, 66, and his daughter Casey Lee Poulet, 40, pleaded guilty and were found guilty of 18 offenses under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Code of Welfare Practices animal – Breeding of dogs and cats for breaches of the breeding establishment.

The RSPCA has been alerted to a Copeton puppy farm after Strawberry, a breeding boxer, died after not receiving veterinary attention.

According to RSPCA Chief Veterinarian Liz Arnott, Strawberry’s death was linked to 40-hour dystocia – a slow or difficult labor or delivery.

Strawberry reportedly suffered from systemic illness and weakness, which ultimately led to his untimely death.

The task force simultaneously searched a property linked to Wagga Wagga, where they found and examined 441 dogs, including 250 puppies, while 21 adult dogs and 41 puppies were seized.

“Dogs found on the properties were kept inside concrete kennel blocks with no bedding and constantly moist floors,” the RSPCA said.

“Each dog had wet feet and stomachs, with some covered in liquid feces.”

Veterinarians noted that the dogs’ ailments included ear infections, severe dental disease, intestinal worms, poor body condition, conjunctivitis, matted coat, wounds and urine burns.

The defendants were ordered to seek veterinary care for 32 other dogs.

The court convicted and sentenced Flanagan to a total fine of $16,700, while Lee Poulet was found guilty and fined $4,200 for her role in the operation.

The couple accepted orders from the RSPCA NSW to reduce the size of the breeding facility from 180 females and 25 males to no more than 80 females and 25 males.

Magistrate Holly Kemp told Inverell Local Court that Strawberry was “naturally vulnerable, utterly helpless and dependent on humans to ensure the right treatment was offered to her”.

“There was a failure on the part of the defendant, following which she endured hours of suffering until her death,” she said.

The couple were also ordered to pay $150,000 animal care costs to the RSPCA NSW.

RSPCA NSW Chief Inspector Scott Meyers described Strawberry’s final moments as “nothing short of heartbreaking”.

“The magnitude of this case highlights the critical role our Intensive Husbandry Task Force plays in the protection and well-being of puppies and their mothers,” he said.

“The RSPCA NSW has identified approximately 900 breeding facilities in our state, and our team are working tirelessly to inspect each one to prevent further animals from suffering at the hands of irresponsible breeders.”

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Does Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW) have a healthy balance sheet? https://jolijaunter.com/does-wolverine-world-wide-nysewww-have-a-healthy-balance-sheet/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 11:12:30 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/does-wolverine-world-wide-nysewww-have-a-healthy-balance-sheet/ Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger-backed outside fund manager Li Lu is quick to say, “The biggest risk in investing isn’t price volatility, but whether you’re going to suffer a permanent loss of capital “. So it may be obvious that you need to take debt into account when thinking about the risk of a given stock, […]]]>

Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger-backed outside fund manager Li Lu is quick to say, “The biggest risk in investing isn’t price volatility, but whether you’re going to suffer a permanent loss of capital “. So it may be obvious that you need to take debt into account when thinking about the risk of a given stock, because too much debt can sink a business. Above all, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) is in debt. But the more important question is: what risk does this debt create?

When is debt dangerous?

Debt helps a business until the business struggles to pay it back, either with new capital or with free cash flow. Ultimately, if the company cannot meet its legal debt repayment obligations, shareholders could walk away with nothing. However, a more common (but still painful) scenario is that it has to raise new equity at a low price, thereby permanently diluting shareholders. Of course, the advantage of debt is that it often represents cheap capital, especially when it replaces dilution in a business with the ability to reinvest at high rates of return. The first thing to do when considering how much debt a business has is to look at its cash and debt together.

Our analysis indicates that WWW is potentially undervalued!

How Much Debt Does Wolverine World Wide Carry?

As you can see below, at the end of July 2022, Wolverine World Wide had $1.23 billion in debt, up from $718.4 million a year ago. Click on the image for more details. However, he also had $149.3 million in cash, so his net debt is $1.08 billion.

NYSE: WWW Debt to Equity History October 26, 2022

How healthy is Wolverine World Wide’s balance sheet?

We can see from the most recent balance sheet that Wolverine World Wide had liabilities of US$1.09 billion due within a year, and liabilities of US$1.19 billion due beyond . As compensation for these obligations, it had cash of US$149.3 million and receivables valued at US$420.0 million due within 12 months. It therefore has liabilities totaling $1.72 billion more than its cash and short-term receivables, combined.

When you consider that this shortfall exceeds the company’s US$1.36 billion market capitalization, you might well be inclined to take a close look at the balance sheet. In theory, extremely large dilution would be required if the company were forced to repay its debts by raising capital at the current share price.

We use two main ratios to inform us about debt to earnings levels. The first is net debt divided by earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), while the second is how often its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) covers its interest expense (or its interests, for short). In this way, we consider both the absolute amount of debt, as well as the interest rates paid on it.

Wolverine World Wide has a rather high debt to EBITDA ratio of 6.7, which suggests significant leverage. But the good news is that it has a pretty comforting 3.4x interest coverage, suggesting it can meet its obligations responsibly. Worse still, Wolverine World Wide has seen its EBIT soar 21% in the last 12 months. If earnings continue to follow this trajectory, paying off that debt will be harder than convincing us to run a marathon in the rain. When analyzing debt levels, the balance sheet is the obvious starting point. But it is future earnings, more than anything, that will determine Wolverine World Wide’s ability to maintain a healthy balance sheet in the future. So if you want to see what the professionals think, you might find this free analyst earnings forecast report interesting.

Finally, a company can only repay its debts with cold hard cash, not with book profits. It is therefore worth checking how much of this EBIT is supported by free cash flow. Luckily for all shareholders, Wolverine World Wide has actually produced more free cash flow than EBIT for the past three years. This kind of strong cash generation warms our hearts like a puppy in a bumblebee suit.

Our point of view

To be frank, Wolverine World Wide’s net debt to EBITDA ratio and its history of (non-)growth in its EBIT make us rather uncomfortable with its debt levels. But on the bright side, its conversion from EBIT to free cash flow is a good sign and makes us more optimistic. Overall, it seems to us that Wolverine World Wide’s balance sheet is really a risk for the company. We are therefore almost as wary of this stock as a hungry kitten of falling into its owner’s fish pond: once bitten, twice shy, as they say. There is no doubt that we learn the most about debt from the balance sheet. However, not all investment risks reside on the balance sheet, far from it. To do this, you need to find out about the 3 warning signs we spotted with Wolverine World Wide (including 1 that can’t be ignored).

In the end, it’s often best to focus on companies that aren’t in debt. You can access our special list of these companies (all with a track record of earnings growth). It’s free.

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Girl in a Pumpkin Patch Photo Is Now Hosting Dog Costume Parties https://jolijaunter.com/girl-in-a-pumpkin-patch-photo-is-now-hosting-dog-costume-parties/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 09:25:09 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/girl-in-a-pumpkin-patch-photo-is-now-hosting-dog-costume-parties/ When Helga AuYeung’s parents immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong, Halloween was “a weird ritual that they didn’t understand,” she says. But they made sure their kids enjoyed the vacation regardless, with annual sleight of hand tricks and even a trip to a pumpkin patch. This photo, published in the Star in 1990, was taken […]]]>

When Helga AuYeung’s parents immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong, Halloween was “a weird ritual that they didn’t understand,” she says. But they made sure their kids enjoyed the vacation regardless, with annual sleight of hand tricks and even a trip to a pumpkin patch. This photo, published in the Star in 1990, was taken at Stroud’s Farm in Pickering. “This is my cousin Ava and me,” AuYeung (right) says. “My mother took us to choose a pumpkin.”

Today, AuYeung runs a pet care center called Liberty Pooch, in Liberty Village, and often takes her clients (and their humans) on fall outings to apple orchards and pumpkin patch. She also hosts an annual Halloween costume party. “Some of the most creative costumes,” she says, “(include) a dog named Tim dressed as a box of Timbits. And then there was the sheer cuteness of one of our golden retriever puppies dressed as a sumo – he was already quite stocky.

When AuYeung was a child, his Halloween costumes were quite modest. “We didn’t have a lot of money, so I remember for the first few years I recycled the same witch costume over and over again,” she says. “As I got a little older, I used my imagination and my mom’s makeup to turn it into other costumes.”

Of course, as any kid in the freezing city of Toronto well knows, almost every Halloween she had to wear a winter coat over her costume. “You could barely see how we were dressed,” she said, “but we didn’t care.

“I remember the excitement as we waited for it to get just that little bit darker outside so we could start our sleight of hand,” she adds. “We would come home and sort our sweets – prioritizing crisps, chocolate and gum. Arugula, candy corn and caramels were at the bottom of the list. I hid my favorites from my brother – who is six years older – because he stole them all.

A touching bonus to the Halloween transport, AuYeung says, stuck with his Canadian classmates in the days that followed. “My parents never made us snacks for playtime, but after Halloween I would have them too.” She still remembers the pride she felt because, she says, “I was now like everyone else.”

AuYeung went on to pursue a successful career in tech, but found herself wanting to spend more time with her family and friends (“furry and otherwise,” she says). After losing six family members in one year, AuYeung made a major change. Her beloved cousin Michele asked AuYeung to take care of her puppy, Poyo, before Michele died of cancer. Long walks with Poyo helped AuYeung through her grief and inspired her to start a dog walking business with her partner, Robert Faichney.

“We (Liberty Pooch) hold several events throughout the year, and even when we are not holding events, we dress the dogs on all special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day, Easter and Saint -Patrick.” AuYeung said. “Perhaps because of my humble beginnings and being a first-generation Canadian who always wanted to fit in, I love to celebrate every holiday.”

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Texas sues Google for collecting biometric data without consent https://jolijaunter.com/texas-sues-google-for-collecting-biometric-data-without-consent/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 23:34:50 +0000 https://jolijaunter.com/texas-sues-google-for-collecting-biometric-data-without-consent/ The Texas attorney general filed a lawsuit against Google on Thursday, accusing the internet company of collecting facial and voice recognition information from Texans without their express consent. Ken Paxton, the state’s attorney general, said Google violated a state consumer protection law that requires companies to notify citizens and obtain their consent before capturing their […]]]>

The Texas attorney general filed a lawsuit against Google on Thursday, accusing the internet company of collecting facial and voice recognition information from Texans without their express consent.

Ken Paxton, the state’s attorney general, said Google violated a state consumer protection law that requires companies to notify citizens and obtain their consent before capturing their biometric identifiers, including fingerprints, voiceprints and a “record of hand or face geometry”.

Violators of the law face fines of up to $25,000 per violation. Paxton said Google had millions of users in Texas who were potentially affected.

“Google’s indiscriminate collection of personal information from Texans, including highly sensitive information like biometric identifiers, will not be tolerated,” Paxton said in a statement. “I will continue to fight Big Tech to ensure the privacy and safety of all Texans.”

José Castañeda, a spokesperson for Google, said in a statement that Paxton is “once again misrepresenting our products in another breath-taking lawsuit.” He added: “We will set the record straight in court.”

Complaint targets Google Photos app, which lets users search for photos they’ve taken of a specific person; Google’s Nest Camera, which can send alerts when it recognizes (or doesn’t recognize) a visitor at the door; and the voice-activated Google Assistant, which can learn to recognize up to six user voices to give them personalized answers to their questions. Paxton said the products violated the rights of users and non-users, whose faces and voices were scanned or processed without their understanding or consent.

Paxton, who became attorney general in 2015, has repeatedly clashed with Big Tech companies in recent years. In 2020, his office, joined by nine other states, filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. After the January 6, 2021 riot at the United States Capitol, Paxton sent investigative requests to Twitter, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, asking for details about their content moderation practices. This year, he opened a Twitter investigation into fake accounts.

Texas introduced its biometric privacy law in 2009, with Illinois and Washington passing similar laws around the same time. While the Illinois version of the law allows individuals to sue companies directly, Texas must sue companies on behalf of consumers. Until this year, Texas had not enforced its law.

By contrast, hundreds of class action lawsuits have been filed over biometric privacy in Illinois, including one against Google in 2016 that recently ended in a $100 million settlement.

“The biggest difference is that Illinois has a private right of action, which Texas doesn’t,” said Omer Tene, privacy attorney at the firm Goodwin. “In terms of the Attorney General’s priorities, it didn’t rank high. Maybe it will become more central now.

Paxton filed the first lawsuit citing Texas biometric privacy law in February, suing Facebook owner Meta over facial recognition he performed on photos to make it easier for users to tag people they knew. . The timing seemed odd since Meta had stopped using facial recognition for Facebook photo tagging for a decade and announced plans to delete associated facial scan data, months before being sued.

At the time, Paxton was in the final months of a competitive race against George P. Bush for the Republican nomination for attorney general, an elected office in Texas. Paxton won the primary.

The lawsuit against Meta continues. This has already had an effect for Texas consumers: they now have to allow Instagram, owned by Meta, to analyze their facial features to use certain face filters that can transform their appearance into, for example, a puppy or a wide-eyed monster. .

The legal complaint against Google was also filed in the run-up to an election. Paxton will face a Democratic challenger, Rochelle Garza, in next month’s general election.

“Google has now spent years illegally capturing the faces and voices of unconsenting users and non-users across Texas – including our children and grandparents, who simply have no idea their biometric information is being operated for profit by a global corporation,” read the lawsuit against Google, which was filed in Midland County District Court.

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