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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Meet General Kid-Afie


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Afie was rescued from the Humane Society and move to the Jarvis/Carlton area a year ago where he immediately took charge of the growing population of puppies. At 12+ years of age, he has the leadership skills needed for the coming struggle.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Facebook for Dogs - Proof of the Movement

All canine insurgency and dog park community groups should examine the organization power of Facebook DogBook.

As you know the insurgency had a partial victory last fall over the urgent need of a fenced yard at Allen Gardens (downtown Toronto, Canada). A fenced yard was created late fall, and has been used heavily by the local pack even in its unfinished shape. I say partial victory because it remains to be seen the health impacts of the 60% granite sand design, and the repercussions in terms of leash enforcement in the rest of the park which would likely be counter to the insurgency's dog park policy position.

And why was it needed? Dogbook stats currently puts the number of dogs withing a 2.5 k distance of the park at over 2700.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Call for Contributers

It has been a great shame that we have been side tracked and haven't been able to keep up this blog. We see that it still gets a lot of traffic, and want to invite any dog lovers out there to contribute. You can write articles about your park, make videos of your neighbourhood dogs, offer opinions and solutions to common dog related issues and political matters. The tone of all contributions should be playfully radical.

If you are interested in contributing, please email:

canineinsurgency@gmail.com

Hopefully we will have more time come spring to make more videos, but if you want to contribute videos to Canine Insurgency, we can show you how to earn a little money from it.

Thanks to all Insurgency supporters.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Insurgency Position Policy: Dog Parks

With battles over public space raging across North America, the Canine Insurgency would like to take a moment to clarify its position on dog park reform. Look forward to more detail dog park ideas in future postings.

Dog Park Position:

  • Dogs have a right to responsible freedom in parks and on city streets. That the right to that freedom is no different than those held by the pigeons, the squirrels, and every other animal including human beings.
  • A portion of every public park, unless the park was specifically designed for children, must have a dog designated area, where dogs can run and play off-leash.
  • All dog designated areas require at the very least, a fenced pen for the training and nurturing of puppies and restricted animals. Pen sizes will of course vary depending on the park.
  • With in every neighbourhood there must be a long run area for larger breed dogs, and a long run fenced pen for the training of young and restricted animals.
  • Dog designated areas, where ever possible, should have a designated potty area, with posted information on; training a dog to use the potty area, proper waste disposal and park responsibility.
  • Potty areas must be properly serviced by the city including garbage pick-up and routine sanitization, as well as provide access to drinking water for human and canine.
If the city’s policy isn’t talking about these measures as part of a long term management strategy, then the policy lacks any robust nature and will be destined to failure.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Internet Dog Television

There are a number of internet shows about dogs, like houndtv.com, these shows are geared toward helping owners and their beloved pet. Then were are fiction based show like Jett's Set. If there are any other great internet dog series out there, Canine Insurgency wants to hear about them. Put the link to your canine entertainment in the comments on this posting!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Campaigning for Doggie Love



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In this episode, Kid-Afie gets close and personal with a local dog lover. Anything to support the movement and get some free petting!

Watch all the episodes on www.canineinsurgency.com