Experts: Dogs depressed, horses anxious due to ‘global warming’

Experts: Dogs depressed, horses anxious due to ‘global warming’
Image credit: Eniko Kubinyi (via BBC)

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A leading “dog behaviourist” and an “animal behaviour counselor” have warned that “global warming” is responsible for a supposedly massive rise in bored and depressed pet dogs.

The “experts” said that “extreme” weather and a spate of wet winters was responsible for the tragic trend, which the Independent newspaper attributed to “decades of global warming”.

“I’ve been working with dogs for more than 20 years and I can’t remember a time when they’ve been this bored…” said Carolyn Menteith, a dog behaviourist who was named Britain’s Instructor of the Year in 2015. …

She said the dogs “are just really, really, bored” because “People are quite happy to get their dogs out in frosty, hard weather but not when it’s muddy and horrible.” The problem, therefore, is that dogs are not being walked enough, regardless of whether or not this is due to global warming. …

Sarah Fisher, an animal behaviour counsellor…said… “Horses that have lived happily outside before are saying ‘I actually can’t cope with this mud and wet anymore’.”

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