The Picket Line — 26 August 2012

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THE DOG ACT.

26 August 1846, The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880), page 649

The Dog Act. If the irresponsible Legislature of this colony think proper to make oppressive Laws, it is the duty of the people to resist them, which can be done most effectually by passive resistance. The colonists universally admit the necessity for a Legislative enactment to suppress the useless increase of dogs, and the keeping of those animals by persons who under the pretence of kangaroo hunting employed them in the destruction of sheep, subjecting thereby the flockmasters to inconceivable loss; but the interest of the flockmaster cannot be injured by permitting householders in the town to have a watch dog on the…

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THE KENNEL FIXTURES

8 August 1925, The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), page 12

Tax Resisted As a protest against the £4 tax imposed on dogs in Breslau (Germany), 5,000 yelping canines of every Imaginable breed were paraded outside the town hall by their indignant owners, and much to the delight of the onlookers. The astonished city fathers agreed to investigate the complaint.…