In this week’s doggy news, the RSPCA celebrates campaign successes, we take a look at some gigantic tongues and doggy artwork. It’s the Scoop!
Tougher sentencing for animal abusers announced
The RSPCA have been celebrating a significant step forward in animal abuse legislation. The government have announced that they will be imposing longer prison sentences for animal abusers. These new laws are hoped to act as a tougher deterrent against animal cruelty, especially in England and Wales where the RSPCA investigates 400 animal cruelty complaints each day. They’ve been campaigning for longer prison sentences for a number of years and this week the charity sent out messages to thank everyone who’d signed petitions and donated to help stop animal cruelty.
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Tongues will wag
Mochi the St Bernard is the proud title holder of Longest Tongue on a Dog, the Guinness World Records has announced this week. She’s a St Bernard rescue with a tongue that measures a whopping 7.3 inches from snout to tip. According to her mum, Carla, Mochi absolutely loves peanut butter, which certainly helped when it came to attempting to measure this mammoth tongue! Congratulations Mochi for your getting your name in Guinness history – perhaps that goes some way to making up for all that slobber!
Balloon dog art
From giant dogs to gigantic doggy-themed art installations. Snapchat has launched “digital lenses” so that Snapchat app users can explore augmented reality art installations. One of the artistic pieces is a three-storey-high balloon dog, created by visionary American artistic Jeff Koons.
There’s rumoured to be a sculpture located in London’s Hyde Park, so if you’re taking a dog walk in London this weekend, why not hunt it out with your Snapchat app?