I wrote a few weeks ago how everything German, from Dachshunds to Shepherds to Battenberg to Saxe-Coburg-Gothas had to renounce their identities to save themselves being kicked to death when Britain launched its long-planned and prepared war on Germany in 1914.
Much of Ireland went Barking Mad too at the time. The Parliamentary Party, many of whom had been Fenians and Land Leaguers, had lost their marbles at Westminster, made common cause with their sworn enemies of but a few months before. Much of the youth of Ireland, together with deluded young Britons was consumed in the Great War whose reverberations threaten to consume us all.
The late Robert Fisk wrote how, within 17 months of the Armistice, new borders were established in Europe and the Middle East and he had spent decades of his reporter’s life seeing men, women and children burn.
It is reported that Russian Dogs, or ones with Russian Ancestry, are no longer eligible for competitions run by the IRISH KENNEL CLUB.
I suppose the new rules say : “NO DOG, BITCH, NOR-TRANSGENDER MONGREL MAY BE PUT IN FOR COMPETITION.”
It looks like Ireland has gone BARKING MAD.
I read also, that an Oak Tree, planted by the Russian writer TURGENEV over 200 years ago, which was due for consideration as European Tree of the Year, has had its hopes axed.