The dark consequences of Game of Thrones: the dog rescue charity seizes hundreds of abandoned huskies after the hit show led to a sharp rise in backyard breeding
- A NZ-based husky dog rescue charity wants to breed & # 39; backyard & # 39; forbidden
- It has received hundreds of abandoned huskies since the launch of GoT
- Many abandoned dogs became & # 39; Ghost & # 39 ;, & # 39; Arya & # 39 ;, & # 39; Sansa & # 39 ;, & # 39; Nymeria & # 39; and & # 39; Snow & # 39; called
A charity organization for husky dogs wants & # 39; breeding in the backyard & # 39; is banned and offenders are struck with a fine of $ 30,000.
Michelle Attwood, who founded the Canterbury-based Husky Rescue NZ, said her charity has received hundreds of abandoned huskies since the launch of Game of Thrones in April 2011.
Mrs. Attwood said their connection to the recently completed HBO series was clear, because the abandoned dogs were named after popular characters such as & # 39; Ghost & # 39 ;, & # 39; Arya & # 39 ;, & # 39; Sansa & # 39 ;, & # 39; Nymeria & # 39 ;, & # 39; Stark & # 39; and & # 39; Snow & # 39 ;.
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A husky dog (pictured) rescue organization wants & # 39; backyard breeders & # 39; be banned and beaten with a fine of $ 30,000
Mrs. Attwood said that huskies have a & # 39; real status symbol & # 39; after they were included in the show.
& # 39; Game of Thrones has an animal called a Direwolf. It has made the wolfy breeds very popular, especially husky & # 39; s, & # 39; she told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; They are nice pets for the right people who are educated about the breed and know what to expect.
& # 39; But most are not those who buy from backyard growers. & # 39;
Michelle Attwood (photo), who founded the Canterbury-based Husky Rescue NZ, said her charity receives hundreds of abandoned huskies every year since the launch of Game of Thrones in April 2011
Mrs. Attwood said they currently have 53 huskies under their care.
She said that people surrendered the dogs within six to eight months of purchase for various reasons.
& # 39; It escapes all the time … It won't come back when it is called … It killed the cat or small dog .. I don't have time for the exercise … I can't find a rental property & # 39 ; were some of the reasons owners gave when they surrendered their huskies.
She said that huskies need a lot of exercise and, when left to their own devices, get bored by inactivity.
& # 39; They become escape artists. & # 39;
& # 39; If the owner fails to establish his position as a leader, the husky, with its strong pack mentality, will instead become the pack leader and almost impossible to discipline or control. & # 39;
Mrs. Attwood said their connection to the recently completed HBO series was clear, because the abandoned dogs were named after popular characters such as & Ghost, Arya, Sansa, Nymeria, Stark, and Snow & # 39;
Mrs. Attwood accused the excess supply of back breeders as a major cause and said it had to stop.
& # 39; We ask that breeding dogs and cats in the backyard be made illegal in New Zealand, she said.
& # 39; South Australia has backyard breeding with the law, but made mistakes in their exceptions and in their start dates in our collective views. & # 39;
She said that backyard breeders should be fined $ 30,000.
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