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Scientist believes white whale washed up might not be beloved Migaloo

Sunday, July 17th, 2022

Hamish SpenceNCA NewsWire Fresh hope has been offered amid fears beloved white whale Migaloo has died after an albino humpback’s corpse washed ashore in Victoria’s east. Confronting photos surfaced on Saturday of the whale’s dead body on a Mallacoota beach in East Gippsland. Scientists and officials are working to determine whether the dead whale is […]

Perth Zoo reassures patrons of well-being of elephants Putra Mas and Permai after Tricia’s death

Friday, July 15th, 2022

Natalie RichardsThe West Australian Perth Zoo says it is showering its grieving elephants with “lots of love and affection” as their enclosure remains closed to the public after Tricia’s death. A week after the 65-year-old Asian elephant was euthanised following issues relating to her old age, zoo staff have reassured patrons of the wellbeing of […]

‘Unicorn puppy’ could be hiding a not-so-cute secret

Monday, November 18th, 2019

A golden retriever puppy that went viral last week due to the tail growing out of his head could be hiding a less than cute secret. An expert claimed the tail growing between Narwhal, the ‘unicorn puppy’s’, eyes could really be the remnants of a parasitic twin. Margret Casal, a professor at the University of […]

Perth man fined over kookaburra killing

Friday, November 15th, 2019

A man who ripped the head off a kookaburra at a Perth pub in front of horrified children has been fined $2500.The man killed Kevin – a cheeky kookaburra known for stealing food – at Parkerville Tavern last month. His lawyer described the bird as “a menace to public safety”.The $2500 fine is the maximum […]

Video of alleged cruelty in Victoria park goes viral

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

A video of alleged animal cruelty has emerged online. The 40-second clip, which was posted on Tuesday morning showing what looks like a man dragging a dog and spitting on it, was allegedly taken on Swansea Street in Victoria Park. Within an hour, thousands of people commented on and shared the video, which the original […]

Cultured meat seems gross? consumers to embrace cultured meat.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Cultured meat seems gross? It’s much better than animal agriculture Posted by David Reynolds | March 7th, 2019 The world is in the grips of a food-tech revolution. One of the most compelling new developments is cultured meat, also known as clean, cell-based or slaughter-free meat. It’s grown from stem cells taken from a live […]

Second live sheep export licence suspended

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

The company at the centre of the live export scandal has suffered another major blow after being slapped with a second suspension on sending sheep to the Middle East. Tens of thousands of animals are in limbo after the Agriculture Department denied EMS Exports, a sister company of Emanuel Exports, a permit to send 45,000 […]

Peter Dinklage to Game of Thrones fans: Buying direwolf huskies hurts ‘all the deserving homeless dogs’

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

    The staggering success of Game of Thrones has led to an alarming trend in the pet world. GOT fans, coveting the HBO show’s direwolves, have been buying the closest animal they can find to the striking fictional canines: Huskies. This demand has led to an increase in the irresponsible breeding of this dog. Worse […]

Oxygen masks can help save your pet’s life in a fire

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

A set of  pet oxygen masks designed to save the lives of your pets in a fire were presented to the Junction City and Geary County Rural Fire Departments on Thursday. The Rural Fire Chief for Garry Berges stated that local officials contacted the Invisible Fence Company through a web site. “We told them we […]

Plastic Free July: Stemming the Tide

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Modern life relies on plastic. The petroleum-derived material is found in everything from packaging, plates, cars, clothing and medical devices to money. As we now know, the world’s addiction to plastic comes at a staggering cost. One small example: according to statistics published in the Guardian, the world consumed 480 billion bottles of water in […]

LUNGWORM WARNING: Heartbroken dog owners reveal DEADLY signs YOU should watch for on pets

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

One sobbing owner tells how her cherished cocker spaniel’s eyes began to fill with blood before succumbing to deadly lungworm. More than 100 cases of the fatal parasitic disease spread by snails and worms have been diagnosed over the past few months, sparking calls for owners to treat their dogs before they are infected. Lungworm […]

Delay in abattoir animal cruelty investigation angers welfare groups

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Animal rights groups are furious a cruelty investigation into two Tasmanian abattoirs is still ongoing, eight months after it was launched. In late 2016, Animal Liberation forwarded anonymous video footage taken at Gretna Meats and Tasmanian Quality Meats to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE). In October, the group also made […]

Sunday Love Feast

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Sunday ‘Love Feasts’ go back to the very beginning of Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON period, which began in the mid-1960’s. He introduced this weekly festival as part of his overall preaching program. The Founder Acarya of the Hare Krishna Movement, Srila Prabhupada started the “Sunday Love Feast” in 1966. He would personally invite guests, cook […]

Pet-friendly homes top retirement wish list

Friday, June 16th, 2017

According to a new study, a welcome mat for pets is the number one must-have for Queenslanders considering retirement living. A survey of more than 750 Queenslanders aged over 45 found that allowing pets in retirement homes was more important than access to on-site health care, Wi-Fi technology, a garden or exercise facilities. The survey […]

Hotline helps with deep grief of losing pet

Friday, June 16th, 2017

A NATIONAL hotline has been set-up to connect people who have lost their pet with a trained counsellor who can help a person better cope with their loss. The service founder, People and Pets Veterinary Services’ Dr Michael O’Donoghue, believes grief associated with the loss of a pet is often misunderstood. He has found that […]

Vegetarian farmer donates his entire herd of cows to animal sanctuary because he can’t bear to kill them

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

A vegetarian farmer has donated his entire herd of cows to an animal sanctuary because he can’t bear to kill them. Jay Wilde, who runs Bradley Nook Farm in Derbyshire, sent his cattle to live out their lives in a Norfolk field. The 59-year-old took over the farm when his father died in 2011. Mr […]

Science Finds A Vegetarian Diet Is Almost Twice Is Effective In Reducing Body Weight

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Long Story Short Struggling to lose weight? Science says you may want to switch to a vegetarian diet. Long Story Type 2 diabetes is on a rampage throughout the United States. 2014 estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had the figure at 29.1 million sufferers — over 9% of the population. That’s up from […]

WA sheep allegedly abused in Kuwait

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Sheep from farms at Kojonup and Gidgegannup are alleged to have been caught up in another animal abuse claim in Kuwait. The Federal Department of Agriculture confirmed it was investigating a breach of live export rules after sheep were filmed being sold from backyard markets and stuffed in car boots amid stifling heat at the […]

Animal cruelty case against sheep shearers has changed industry forever, peak body says

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Australia’s peak shearing body says animal cruelty cases heard in western Victoria this week have forever changed the industry. Four men pleaded guilty to a combined total of 60 animal cruelty charges in the Horsham Magistrates Court on Monday. Evidence against the shearers included hidden camera footage obtained by animal rights group PETA. A packed […]

MP Andrew Wilkie makes call to tag all Australian live exports

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

INDEPENDENT MP Andrew Wilkie wants all livestock exports to be fitted with electronic tags and traced once they leave Australia. Existing laws mandate the tagging of cattle but there’s no legal requirement to track them through all stages of the supply chain. Mr Wilkie today introduced to parliament a private member’s bill that aims to […]

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