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Legislative Council winners and losers

BY ALLISON HORE Finland has chosen a new prime minister, the Israeli prime minister has secured a re-election, Turkish municipal elections have made headlines around the world, a new date for Brexit has been set and a federal election date has been announced. All while voters in NSW awaited the final results of the Upper […]

20,000 animals die during live export

Tens of thousands of Australian sheep and cattle shipped to the Middle East to be slaughtered for food die during the journey each year due to starvation, heat exhaustion and cramped conditions. This was the message conveyed in an exhibit consisting of a rowboat crammed with hundreds of stuffed animals by PETA, the animal rights […]

Fur flies over Sydney fashion festival

Animal rights activists have targeted the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney over its refusal to ban fur. In a protest last Wednesday, three female members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) stripped to their underwear ahead of the festival’s launch at Town Hall, holding a strategically placed banner across their breasts. "Compassion is […]