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Activists demand ban on greyhound exports

BY KENJI SATO Millie the greyhound was born in a breeding kennel in Campbelltown. She would have been sold into a life of racing, but she lost one of her paws when she was a six week old puppy. It would turn out to be a blessing in disguise. She was adopted by Nora Anderson-Dieppe, […]

Greyhound racing in the firing line

LEXY AKILLAS A petition opposing the greyhound racing industry has gained significant momentum across Sydney. Ultimo resident Eva Deli, who started the petition, has gathered almost 1500 signatures and the attention of a number of different animal rights groups. “I started this petition because I thought that if Australians knew about what was going on […]

“Disguised ag gag bill” passes in NSW parliament

BY KENJI SATO Legislation cracking down on animal rights activists who trespass onto farms passed through the NSW Upper House last week. The 2015 Biosecurity Bill passed in its entirety, after amendments put forward by the ALP, the Greens, and the Animal Justice Party were rejected. Under the new laws, animal activists who trespass onto […]

Lynda’s fight for animal rights

Lynda Stoner can remember the exact moment that led her to become one of Australia’s leading animal rights activists. "It was nearly 40 years ago and I was visiting my parents’ place in South Australia. The TV was showing footage of harp seal pups being battered and skinned alive. I just couldn’t get it out […]

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 […]