A Dog’s Life
How many people does it take to save the life of a dog? In the case of Iceberg, an Argentine mastiff which faced being put down in Denmark where it is considered to be a dangerous breed, more than 375,000. That is the number of people who signed a petition to put pressure on the Danish authorities to grant the pooch a stay of execution. And it worked. The Government has said that arrangements will be made for Iceberg to be reunited with her owner Giuseppe Perna before returning back home to Italy. Iceberg’s number seemed to be up after Mr Perna took her with him to Denmark to take up a chef’s position. Despite having the correct documentation in place, Iceberg’s illegal status was revealed after she got into a scrap with another dog. Thanks to the petition Denmark’s environment ministry has guaranteed the dog’s safety. What’s more, according to Danish Environment Minister Esben Lunde Larsen the law will be changed to allow dog owners who brought their pets to Denmark in good faith to return them to their home countries, rather than being put down. Sounds like the Argentine Mastiff is not the only illegal pooch in Denmark but just the tip of the Iceberg.